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:
- Adjusting to campus life and understanding university resources across campus
- Establishing social, professional, and academic relationships both within the EALC department and campus-wide
- Balancing coursework, TF-ships, and research with personal hobbies and interests
- 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:
- Welcome Party/BBQ
- Writing Hour (3 per semester)
*Peer-led* Prospectus Workshop Series
- 1 Introductory Session (timeline introduction, brainstorming, sample viewings)
- 1 Follow-up Workshop (draft writing)
- Generals Panel Series: 2 separate panels with field-of-study distinction
- End-of Year Celebration
- Periodic Social Gatherings/Outings
- Professional and Personal Development through 1:1 mentorship
- Engagement with other EALC graduate students outside of your main field-of-study through mentorship, year-wide events, and our group WhatsApp
- 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 email@example.com.
Peer Mentoring Committee members for academic year 2022-23:
Writing Hour: Thursday, October 13 4-6 PM, CGIS Knafel 1st Floor