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Graduate School eMentoring Program
Fall 2014

The Purdue University Graduate School eMentoring program is a face-to-face peer mentoring program. It pairs incoming graduate students with experienced graduate students in their academic departments, where the incoming graduate student is the mentee and the experienced graduate student is the mentor.

A mentee is an incoming graduate student who has completed less than a year in their academic program.

A mentor is a graduate student who has completed one or more years in the program.

The goals of the eMentoring program are to:
  • Assist incoming graduate students with the transition to the Purdue campus.
  • Assist graduate students in building communities.
  • Assist graduate students in developing an academic strategy for success for the semester.

Components of the program
  • Weekly discussion over meals between mentor and mentee
  • Monthly dinner meetings and activities with all mentors and mentees

Expectations of the mentor

The mentor is expected:
  • To help direct the mentee to resources of department/school, Graduate School, Purdue University, and the community.
  • To work with the mentee to develop an academic strategy for success.
  • To actively participate in weekly meals and monthly dinner meetings.

Expectations of the mentee

The mentee is expected:
  • To develop an academic strategy for success for the semester.
  • To actively participate in weekly meals and monthly dinner meeting activities.

If you have any questions about the program, please email ementoring@purdue.edu.


eMentoring Directors:
Cordelia Brown, Assistant Professor, ECE/ENE
Cyndi Lynch, Director, Fellowships and Professional Development, Graduate School