Thu, Oct 21, 2021

10 AM – 10:45 AM EDT (GMT-4)

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Join us for a 45-minute mentee orientation to the GradFUTURES Mentorship program for graduate students who have completed the matching survey.

In the orientation, we├óÔé¼Ôäóll cover the following topics to prepare you to be matched with your graduate alumni mentor:

├óÔé¼┬ó The Value and Shared Goals of Inclusive Mentorship through Graduate School and Beyond. What does mentorship look like for GradFUTURES mentorship program.

├óÔé¼┬ó Setting Expectations for the Program and your Communications Plan with your Mentor. Learning how to set expectations and communicate clearly with your mentor.

├óÔé¼┬ó Being Proactive in the mentorship relationship. Learning how to be a proactive mentee and be in the driver's seat of the mentorship relationship.

├óÔé¼┬ó The ├óÔé¼┼ôWhat If├óÔé¼Ôäó├óÔé¼┬Ø and ├óÔé¼┼ôHow To├óÔé¼┬Ø Scenarios in the Mentorship Relationship. Exploring resources and learning techniques to use in various scenarios that may come up during the mentorship period.

The GradFUTURES Mentorship program is intended to:
├óÔé¼┬ó Provide you with a structured means of initiating and maintaining a professional relationship with a graduate alum in which you will receive 1:1 advice and support regarding the challenges of doctoral education and research; professional development strategies; and referrals to others to assist in building your professional network;
├óÔé¼┬ó Build connections and community between you and the graduate alumni who will share invaluable insights about their own academic and professional experiences, discuss the skills and competencies needed for career progression, and who will support you in articulating and navigating your own personal and professional goals during the program and beyond.