Mentorship is an invaluable part of graduate school. The mentor-mentee relationship forges camaraderie and creates a supportive community, thus aiding an individual's transformation into a successful graduate student. While mentees acquire an additional support network, mentors have the opportunity to share their experiences with early-stage graduate students and guide them through some of the challenges these students may face. In doing so, the mentors have the chance to give back to the community. It is in this spirit of fellowship that the Graduate School of Arts and Science has developed the GSAS Mentorship Program, which aims to enhance a graduate student's growth at NYU and facilitate student success.
Launched in Fall 2016, this peer-to-peer mentorship program matches students across disciplines and departments based on student interests and demographic preferences. The GSAS Mentorship Program is open to both Masters and Ph.D. students in the Graduate School of Arts and Science. Both mentors and mentees must complete an application which is used to pair students. We do our best to pair each mentor/mentee with a student who most closely fits their desired criteria. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to interact several times a semester and meet at a minimum twice. After one academic year, mentees are encouraged to join the ranks of mentors.
NOTE: The Mentorship Program should not serve as a tutoring program for specific department-related academic development. It is meant to provide general personal and professional development whilst forming a relationship with a mentor/mentee who may or may not be outside of your discipline and/or department.
The Mentor application is only open to 2nd year and beyond Master's and Ph.D. students within GSAS.
To apply as a mentor, please click here.
The Mentee application is only open to 1st and 2nd year Master's and Ph.D. students within GSAS. After you are matched with a mentor, you are encouraged to take initiative and contact your mentor to set up a preliminary meeting.
To apply as a mentee, please click here.
For more information about the program, please refer to the 2019-2020 Mentorship Handbook.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.