Graduate College launches Mentoring Matters workshop series for graduate students

In September, the Graduate College launched the first in a series of new workshops about graduate student mentorship. Hosted in partnership with the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and SciencesMentoring Matters: Knowing Your Mentoring Needs helped new graduate students better understand graduate-level mentorship.  

In this 90-minute session, graduate students learned and discussed the fundamental principles and definitions of mentorship, how and why both academic and non-academic mentorship are instrumental to graduate student success, and explored tools for determining their mentoring needs and identifying mentoring networks. 

The workshop was hosted by Amanda Athey and Zachary Reeves-Blurton, director and program manager of the Graduate College’s student support resources team, and Lara Ferry, associate dean of research and strategic development for New College. Due to the high level of interest, the September 21 workshop filled up quickly so a second session was held on September 28.

Don’t miss our next workshops, Mentoring Matters: Building Effective Mentoring Relationships and Mentoring Matters: The CIRCLES Group Mentoring Model, which will explore maintaining, navigating, building upon and leveraging established mentoring relationships. All Mentoring Matters workshops will be available upon request to academic units and graduate student organizations this spring.

For more information on the series, visit the Graduate College’s Mentoring Resources for Graduate Students web page or send an email to: