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Shades - Graduate student peer mentoring

Are you looking for connections, resources, or a sounding board around intercultural issues or challenges, maintaining work/life balance as a graduate student, or navigating your identities as a student at ASU?

Shades graduate student peer mentors are your fellow graduate students who can give feedback, advice, support or encouragement from the perspective of someone who’s ‘been there’ and ‘done that’.

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Shades is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Apply as a mentee

Apply as a mentor


Note: you must have a current ASURITE ID to apply.

How it works

Mentoring matches are made based on participant preference with options for peer, faculty or staff matching.

  • Create your mentoring profile
  • Look for your introductory email and mentoring match
  • Get in contact with your mentor, complete a mentoring agreement, and start meeting
  • Connect with other Shades participants at social events and our online community