Graduate Student Professional Development Lunch: The Ins and Outs of Mentorship

Dr. Simon Weffer-Elizondo, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sandra Cox, University Ombudsperson

Mentorship is one of the most important parts of graduate study—that one-on-one relationship with faculty—which allows graduate students to grow as a researcher, teacher, and scholar. This session will delve into questions such as:

  • What should you look for in a mentor?
  • How do you develop a strong relationship with your mentor?
  • What should you do if you're having problems with your mentor?
  • What are some resources and people to contact if you're struggling iwth your mentor/mentee relationship? 

The session will build off of your questions, comments, concerns, and experiences, so come prepared to share.

This event is part of the Graduate Student Professional Development Lunch series. Each session features a presentation on a timely topic related to graduate student career and professional development. Roundtable discussions will provide networking opportunities with other graduate students. This event is FREE and open to any NIU graduate student. Please register to receive a free lunch. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Holmes Student Center, University Suite
600 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

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Lectures, Presentations and Workshops


Careers, Professional Development

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Graduate School
Contact Name

The Graduate School

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