TGS Diversity Peer Mentor Program
The Graduate School's Diversity Peer Mentor Program is designed to help first-year PhD students from diverse backgrounds become acclimated to Northwestern with the direct assistance of a current graduate student. TGS Diversity Peer Mentors will serve as an additional resource to incoming PhD students and provide support, encouragement, and information as our new students embark on this new academic journey.
At its core, this program is a collaborative network that pairs experienced graduate student mentors with incoming or less experienced graduate students, creating a dynamic and reciprocal learning relationship. Beyond traditional academic boundaries, this mentorship program focuses on holistic development that encompasses academic, personal, and professional growth.
The Peer Mentor Program is an excellent opportunity to build a network, become immersed in the Northwestern community, and gain clarity of the graduate experience.
- Mentors must be a current TGS doctoral student in good academic standing.
- Mentors must commit to the mentoring program for at least one year.
- Mentees must be an incoming, first-year TGS doctoral student.
- Mentors attend TGS Diversity Peer Mentor Training
- Maintain regular communication with mentor/mentee
- Complete quarterly reflective writing assignments
- Attend all program events: fall coffee chat, winter lunch, and spring luncheon
- Expand your network and build cross-campus relationships
- Enhance your resume/CV
- Small stipend is provided to supplement mentor/mentee coffee chats
Questions? Email: TGSDiversity@northwestern.edu