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4-Tiered Mentoring Program

The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity (OGSDD) offers a 4-tiered Mentoring Program:

  1. Undergraduate student mentees are matched with Yale graduate student mentors
  2. Graduate student mentees are matched with their peers who are more advanced in their graduate studies (Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program)
  3. Advanced graduate student mentees are matched with post-doctoral fellows linked to a Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences department
  4. Advanced graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are matched with faculty mentors linked to a Graduate School of Arts and Sciences department.

Why Mentor?

Mentoring relationships can be extraordinarily beneficial and fulfilling for both the mentor and mentee. If you desire to share your knowledge and experiences with an undergraduate or new graduate student, then perhaps you would consider becoming a mentor. If on the other hand you would like to have a seasoned veteran serve as a resource person helping you to explore and navigate the graduate school experience, then by all means sign up to become a mentee. For the truly ambitious, we encourage you to sign up for both!

Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet and/or interact several times a month. The program also contains social events and activities, as well as academic and professional development components intended for the entire cohort.

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