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Best Practices for Peer Mentoring

Graduate school is designed to challenge and expose students to multiple perspectives. Graduate school represents a paradigm shift for many new students acclimating to new programs, departments, and communities. Achieving work-life balance, developing and maintaining relationships are stressors that can become barriers to academic success.

Fortunately, these challenges can be navigated through mentoring relationships. In recent national studies conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), mentoring has been identified as one of the most effective ways of bolstering graduate student success and persistence.

The Peer Mentoring Connection highlights best practices in the following:

  • What peer mentoring offers graduate students
  • The advantages to and outcomes of peer mentoring
  • Tips for establishing strong peer mentor matches

Download the Peer Mentoring Connection best practices sheet.

View more mentoring tips and resources on the GradConnect Mentoring homepage.