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Graduate School eMentoring Program

Fall 2016

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

A mentee is a Ph.D. student who has completed less than a year in his/her academic program.

A mentor is a Ph.D. student who has completed one or more years in his/her academic 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.

Features of the program

- Weekly discussions 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 meal discussions and monthly dinner meeting activities.

Expectations of the mentee

The mentee is expected:

- To develop an academic strategy for success for the semester.
- To actively participate in weekly meal discussions and monthly dinner meeting activities.

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

eMentoring advisors:
Cyndi Lynch, Director, Fellowships and Professional Development, Graduate School
Mark J T Smith, Professor, ECE and Dean of Graduate School

Technology Support Staff:
Dr. Sudhendu Raj Sharma 
Mohsen Ahangar

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