The mentor-student relationship not only shapes the graduate student experience while here, but can have a lasting impact on a student’s career. Indeed, many current faculty can point to the relationships with their own mentors as major influences in the direction of their careers and in their own mentoring practices. It is a critical component to student professional development, particularly as you negotiate career options beyond your graduate studies.

Every mentoring relationship is different, and mentoring practices vary by discipline and field. But there are some guidelines that can be applied broadly to most mentoring and advising experiences. At LGS, we have attempted to capture some of those principles in a mentoring guide, and we encourage you to read it closely. 

Other Resources

We also bring speakers and other groups to campus to meet with students and faculty to discuss mentoring and careers, mentoring and diversity, and more. Below are links to some of these resources and the titles of their presentations here at Emory.

For Students

Other resources
For StudentsDr. Anne Krook
  • Opening the Aperture: The Value of the Humanities PhD Outside of the Academy
  • Practical Advice for Women Entering the Workplace
  • Understanding and Getting Prepared for the Non-Academic Job Search
Theater DeltaProAction: An Interactive Theater Performance on the Graduate Student-Faculty Mentor Relationship (topics include: proactive communication, receiving critical feedback, deadlines/time management, planning research and others)
For FacultyDr. Anne KrookCommon Challenges Students Face on the Non-Academic Job Market and How You Can Help
Theater DeltaCultivation: An Interactive Theater Performance on Faculty Mentorship Skills and Diversity Issues in the Campus Community (topics include: communication, giving critical feedback, guiding research, the impact of cultural identity, and others.)