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Mentoring Resources for Graduate Students

Find a faculty advisor

Use the Graduate College’s Graduate Faculty Finder to find a faculty advisor or mentor who will be your primary guide to completing your academic program or research.


Join ASU's mentor network

The ASU Mentor Network offers virtual connection to ASU alumni in a wide array of professional fields.
Reach out to faculty or industry professionals who have expertise that may benefit you in your development. Ask your faculty for connections to colleagues outside ASU whose work or interests might relate to your own. Connect with speakers and attendees at conferences. Join professional associations, many of which may have their own mentoring programs.


Join an identity-based peer group

Mentorship isn’t only about academic success or professional development. Peer and community connection are important, too. For graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds, the Graduate College offers identity-based support through its HUES and SHADES mentoring communities.

  • The HUES graduate mentoring community is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for graduate students from ASU’s LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) communities to find support and guidance in negotiating the unique challenges posed in navigating academia as an LGBTQ+ scholar.
  • The SHADES graduate mentoring community recognizes and supports the needs of scholars navigating academia as members of our underrepresented BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) communities.


To join, first create an account through the ASU Mentor Network and look for Graduate College HUES and SHADES Mentoring Directory in groups.