IUPUI Graduate Mentoring Center

Events for Graduate Students

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Monthly Mentoring Dialogues (MMD)

Participate in our award-winning* Monthly Mentoring Dialogues (MMD) in person this semester. Graduate and Professional students are invited to join us for presentations and discussions about topics important for graduate students. One session will be held each month.

November's Monthly mentoring Dialogue announced.

Graduate Mentoring Center's Monthly Mentoring Dialogue session: Networking. 

November 17th 2022 | 1pm- 2pm |Campus Center Room 405

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

 Graduate Student Mentoring Training

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 participants strengthen their mentoring of students through discussion and sharing of best practices.

June 15th - 16th | 9am - 1pm | University Library (UL) 1126

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Events for Faculty & Staff

Enhancing Cultural Awareness

May 12th | 12pm-1pm | Univeristy Library (UL) 1126

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NRMN Mentoring Training

May 24th & 25th | 9am-1pm | University Library (UL) 1126

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Faculty & Staff Mentoring Dialogues 2022-2023

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 the 2nd Tuesday each month from September 2022 to April 2023, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

Dates include:

  • September 13th
  • October 11th
  • November 8th
  • December 13th
  • January 10th
  • February 14th
  • March 14th
  • April 11th

Register for the Faculty and Staff Mentoring Dialogues

The recipient of the 2022 IUPUI Outstanding Graduate and Professional Student Mentor award is Professor Genevieve G. Shaker, Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Adjunct Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Professor Shaker’s research focuses on fundraising and fundraisers, workplace philanthropy, philanthropy education, and higher education advancement—including faculty work and the public good as well as philanthropic practices within higher education. 

Her nominations spoke of her personalized mentoring, collaborative nature, and constructive feedback. One nominator wrote: “She seeks to build a personal relationship based on her genuine commitment to the person, their interests and their competence. She works on developing new skills and she especially seeks to demonstrate that continual efforts are what pay off. Every setback is a learning point, every attempt, even if it is not successful, helps to define objectives more clearly. She sees work as a collaborative effort.”

2022 IUPUI Trailblazers and Innovators Scholar

Dr. Kenneth Lai Hing received his BS degree in Chemistry from the City University of New York and his Ph.D. in Analytical/Physical Chemistry from the University of Georgia. After graduating from UGA he accepted a faculty position as Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at Oakwood then College, a HBCU, in Huntsville, Alabama.  He progressed through the ranks to full Professor.  Administrative positions include Chair of the Chemistry Department for over 20 years and in the 2016-17 school year was selected as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.  In the Fall of 2021, he was awarded the latest of  three NSF funded HBCU-UP, Implementation grants.  Dr. Lai Hing is married to Jean, and they have one son Steven who is an Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Oakwood Department of Chemical and Biochemical Sciences.  They are the proud grand parents of Drs. Steven and Ebony’s three children Steven II, age 6, Divya,  4 and Lylah, 1.

Resources for Current Graduate and Professional Students

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.

Download the resource document

There’s a lot to consider when you’re hunting for the perfect place to call home. Our Housing Selection Guide lays out the top things to consider when weighing out your housing options. Download it and take it with you to your next housing tour to facilitate your decision making process!

Download the Housing Selection Guide

 We asked our grad students for their top picks for housing in Indianapolis. Visit the links below to learn more about each property.


The Tyler

Harding Street Lofts

Stadium Lofts

Lux on Capitol

Gardens of Canal Court

Canal Square

The Marott

Canal Overlook

Riley Towers

The Avenue

 Further Out: 

Eagle Court

Sebring Court

Abney Lake

Headspace @ IUPUI

Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) is committed to enhancing our graduate and professional students’ health and wellness. As such, we are pleased to share with you the IUPUI headspace plan. The Headspace app helps you manage everyday stress and anxiety, sleep better, and stay focused. Practice mindfulness and prevent burnout with a library of exercises designed to bring about relaxation.

For further questions, please contact gpsg@iupui.edu.

Trauma Resources @ IUPUI

Dean James C. Wimbush tasked the Trauma Resource Committee (IUB and IUPUI) to gather resources that could help graduate students recognize and define trauma in their lives and get the help they need to recover and heal. The committee selected these resources from hundreds of possibilities with attention given to COVID-19, racial violence, intimate partner violence, depression, and anxiety. Resources include articles, books, info-grams, a screening tool, videos, and webinars from CAPS. Also included is information on what to do and where to seek help when/if needed.

Please note, these resources are not exhaustive. Although The University Graduate School provides this information, other units/departments (e.g., CAPS, GPSG) continue to make available relevant and valuable resources.

Visit Trauma Resources @ IUPUI

 Manage Stress Workbook

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

Physical Strength

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

Student Wellness Directory

For a more comprehensive list of wellness resources, visit The IUPUI Division of Student Affairs Student Wellness Directory

Did you know you have free access to thousands of online video resources taught by industry professionals? IUPUI strongly encourages students to explore LinkedIn Learning for career development, professional development, and disciplie specific topics. Enter your position or topic of interest and LinkedIn will curate a selection of videos just for you! 

Some of our graduate student favorites:

Crafting a research plan: The research logic model

Publishing on LinkedIn for College Students and Young Professionals

Creating a Career Plan

Dan Lerner: Flourishing in Your Design and Career

Writing a Resume

Negotiating Your Job Offer

Access LinkedIn Learning

View videos on a range a topics from

  • "How to Write a Personal Statement"
  • Funding Graduate School
  • Experiences with Imposter Syndrome
  • 3 Minute Thesis Competition Tutorials

... and many more!

IUPUI Graduate Office YouTube

Writing Help @ The University Writing Center

The University Writing Center offers one-to-one sessions to support IUPUI students from every school and at all levels of education, from first year through graduate levels.

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 Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines

Your thesis or dissertation must comply with certain formatting guidelines. Be sure to read the list of requirements thoroughly before you begin, and check the list carefully before you submit. Your formatting requirements vary depending on whether your degree is conferred through IU or Purdue.

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 Research Resources and Services from The University Library

From citation management software to research consultations, the University Library provides a range of resources and services to support you through your writing process! Visit their YouTube Channel for video "How-To" guides, their event calendar for workshops, or the link below for on-campus resources and services. 

Grad Resources @ UL

 The Academic Phrasebank

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

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