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Graduate Peer Mentoring

The MU Graduate Peer Mentoring Program

The Graduate Peer Mentoring Program enables senior graduate students to become Graduate Peer Mentors, sharing experiences and perspectives of successful graduate life to newly-admitted graduate students.

Sponsored by a number of MU entities, the program selects and trains a group of seasoned graduate student volunteers to mentor incoming graduate students.  To foster interdisciplinary relationships, mentors are paired with mentees from different disciplines. Mentoring round table sessions occur per month throughout the academic year. Discussion themes may include course work challenges, teaching assistantship, qualifying examinations, as well as different aspects of graduate life at Mizzou and in Columbia.  The program seeks to nurture effective conversations and to ensure a smooth transition of new coming students into graduate life.

Mentoring teams will be formed around Mizzou Advantage areas for the 2012-2013 academic year.  All experienced graduate students (master and PhD) are encouraged to apply for this excellent leadership opportunity.

Sponsors include the Graduate School, the Graduate Student Association, the Graduate Professional Council, the Organization Resource Group, the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative, and Mizzou Advantage.

For more information, contact:
Garrett Arnold (Lead Coordinator)
Eric Ludwig (Lead Coordinator & Chair of Evaluation Committee)
Candy J. Noltensmeyer (Chair of Matching Committee)
Jesse L. Eickholt  (Chair of IT Committee and Webmaster)
Marsha J. McCartney (Chair of Themes and Education Committee)