Mentor Graduate Students

Mentors are guides. They lead us along the journey of our lives. We trust them because they have been there before. They embody our hopes, cast light on the way ahead, interpret arcane signs, warn us of lurking dangers, and point out unexpected delights along the way.

Daloz, L.A.

The quality of the graduate student experience is important to the IUPUI Graduate Office and mentors play a crucial role in the personal and academic success of our students.

While good advising assists graduate students in learning about the academic discipline and skills needed to research or practice in a targeted area or profession, a mentor is a trusted guide who helps a graduate student through the mental, personal, and cultural transitions of the discipline and higher education.