Use the resources on this page to help you and your mentors make the most of your mentoring relationship.
Worksheets help define your expectations, set goals, plan meetings, and move forward with your professional development.
A list of resources includes sources cited in this guidebook and other resources that may be helpful to you as your begin to build a satisfying relationship with your mentors.
You are on your way!
As this guidebook shows, obtaining good mentoring is one of the best investments you can make with your time in graduate school. It takes effort and patience in the beginning, but the returns are great and will have a positive impact on you for many years after graduation.
Good mentoring will give you the edge as you prepare to enter the profession of your choice. Not only do good mentors help you gain solid knowledge and skills — more important, they help you maintain a positive attitude and acquire the self-reliance you need for embarking confidently on your path to success. Remember, many graduate students will follow in your footsteps. You, too, will mentor many others over the course of your professional life, whatever your career trajectory. The mentoring relationships you establish now will directly and indirectly benefit numerous individuals and institutions down the road. On this wonderful journey, we wish you every success!
WorksheetsWorksheet 1: Your expectations
Worksheet 2: Strategies for success in mentoring: Personal evaluation
Worksheet 3: Planning for first meetings — A protégé's checklist
Worksheet 4: Phases of your professional development
Worksheet 5: Graduate student professional development plan
Worksheet 6: Sample mentoring agreement
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