Peer Mentoring Program

The EALC Peer Mentoring Program serves to foster and strengthen a collaborative community among graduate students of various disciplines and G-years. Student Mentees (typically G1-G3, but open to all) are assigned to a Peer Mentor (G3+) who can offer advice on:

  1. Adjusting to campus life and understanding university resources across campus
  2. Establishing social, professional, and academic relationships both within the EALC department and campus-wide
  3. Balancing coursework, TF-ships, and research with personal hobbies and interests
  4. Navigating degree milestones such as generals, prospectus, and dissertation writing.

The program aims for a 1:1 ratio for pairings to allow for a productive, meaningful association, but depending on year-to-year participation, mentors may be asked to advise 2 student mentees.

Pairings meet every two weeks for a check in. Funds may be available to cover occasional light refreshments such as coffee and snacks.

In addition to 1:1 mentorship pairings, the following programming may be offered throughout the academic year subject to funding availability:

  1. Welcome Party/BBQ
  2. Writing Hour (3 per semester)
  3. *Peer-led* Prospectus Workshop Series
    1. 1 Introductory Session (timeline introduction, brainstorming, sample viewings)
    2. 1 Follow-up Workshop (draft writing)
  4. Generals Panel Series: 2 separate panels with field-of-study distinction
  5. End-of Year Celebration
  6. Periodic Social Gatherings/Outings

Participation Benefits:

  1. Professional and Personal Development through 1:1 mentorship
  2. Engagement with other EALC graduate students outside of your main field-of-study through mentorship, year-wide events, and our group WhatsApp
  3. Recognition of social engagement by including the EALC Peer Mentoring Program on your C.V. & resume


For any general questions about the EALC Peer Mentoring Program, please email


Peer Mentoring Committee members for academic year 2022-23:

Kassandra Diaz

Kangni Huang

Juhee Kang

Yitian Li

Joo-hyeon Oh


Upcoming events

Writing Hour: Thursday, October 13 4-6 PM, CGIS Knafel 1st Floor