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 programs 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.
2nd year Master's students and Ph.D. students are eligible to apply as as a mentor. Prior to being paired with a mentee, mentors are asked to attend a short information session wherein mentorship guidelines are reviewed.
Those who choose the role of the mentor will benefit by sharing their knowledge while developing their leadership skills.
First and second year Master’s and Ph.D. students are eligible to sign up as a mentee. As a mentee, students are expected to come to meetings prepared with questions and concerns they would like to discuss.
Those that become mentees will be able to build better connections within the NYU community while enhancing their experiences in and outside of the classroom.
Please note that the Mentorship Program should not serve as a tutoring program for specific department-related coursework. It is meant to provide general personal and academic development by forming a relationship with a mentor who may or may not be outside of your program discipline.
Information and applications regarding the 2019-2020 GSAS Mentorship Program will be made available soon.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.