IUPUI Graduate Mentoring Center

Midweek Mentoring Dialogues

Participate in our award-winning* Midday-Mentoring Dialogues through Zoom this semester. Graduate and Professional students are invited to join us for presentations and discussions about topics important for graduate students.

  • September 3: Fostering Well-being
  • September 22: Grad student life hacks: How to survive and thrive in graduate school
  • October 1: Diversity in graduate studies
  • November 4: Making the most of your time in grad school

*Outstanding Collaborative Program of the Year: Underrepresented Professional and Graduate Student Organization (UPnGO), Midday Mentoring Dialogues. Collaboration with IUPUI Graduate Mentoring Center.

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Graduate and Professional Resources

Want to know what resources IUPUI and the surrounding community offers to graduate and professional students? This one-stop-shop document provides information on income-based fees from community resources, crisis resources, and campus resources. Plus the IUPUI Graduate Office offers programs, workshops, and other activities for graduate and professional students.

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The Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers. It was designed primarily for academic and scientific writers who are non-native speakers of English. However, native speaker writers may still find much of the material helpful.

Download the Academic Phrasebank

There’s a lot to consider when you’re hunting for the perfect place to call home. We encourage you to think carefully before making your selection.

Download the housing resource document

Learn specific techniques for managing your stress more effectively. The techniques in this workbook can help you lower your stress and improve your readiness to respond in stressful situations.

Download the Manage Stress Workbook

You don't need a lot of equipment or time to keep your strength up after sitting studying for a long time! Healthy IU has compiled a simple list of eight moves you can do anywhere.

Download the 8 Moves You Can Do Anywhere flyer

Faculty & Staff Mentoring Training 2020-2021

Training and discussion modules covered in these dialogues were developed by the National Research Mentoring Network. Topics include: Maintaining Effective Communication, Aligning Expectations, Assessing Understanding, Addressing Equity and Inclusion, Fostering Independence, & Promoting Professional Development. These dialogues are designed to help faculty and staff strengthen their mentoring of students through discussion and sharing of best practices. Faculty and staff of all ranks with a desire to improve mentoring individually and across campus are encouraged to participate.

All sessions will be held on Tuesdays, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

Session dates (please plan to attend all eight sessions):

  • September 8
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 8
  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20
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2020 Summer Student Mentor Training attendees and presenters

Student Mentoring Training Summer 2020

Training and discussion modules covered in these dialogues were developed by the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). Topics included: Maintaining Effective Communication, Aligning Expectations, Assessing Understanding, Addressing Equity and Inclusion, Fostering Independence, Promoting Professional Development. This training helped students in their relationship with their current mentor, improved mentoring of students they may supervise, and prepared them to be a mentor in their chosen field (academia or industry).

2019 IUPUI Outstanding Graduate & Professional Student Mentor Award

Prof. Carrie Hagan, Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Civil Practice Clinic at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She works on involving interdisciplinary partnerships and coordinating skill sets between law and social work. One of her nominating studetns said, “She understands how an individual student’s intersectional identity--race, gender identity, sexuality, class status, etc--might impact their lived experience as a law student.” Another student said, “Professor Hagan takes the time to understand students' strengths and push them to grow. Importantly, she encourages students to use these strengths and newly-acquired skills to serve the Indianapolis community.”

Mentoring Resources

Check here to see links to helpful resources and articles about becoming the best mentor and mentee.

Building an effective relationship of mutual understanding and trust with the mentee is a critical component of effective mentoring. Mentors can establish rapport with their mentees by using effective interpersonal communication skills, actively building trust, and maintaining confidentiality. This document contains information and advice to help mentors build rapport and create positive relationships with mentees so both parties can achieve the greatest benefit from the mentoring experience.

Building a Relationship with a Mentee

Mentoring sometimes does not get the recognition it deserves. The Nature award for creative mentoring in science was created to acknowledge and celebrate mentoring. A good mentor early in your career can make all the difference, no matter your area of study or career path. The following article includes references for how important mentoring is, highlights satisfaction for being a good mentor, and expresses how second-generation mentors are learning from their own mentors. This is a great resource for both mentors and mentees.

Nature's Guide for Mentors
2019 CAM Training

Contact Us

The Graduate Mentoring Center
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