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Peer Mentoring Program

Peer Mentoring Program


The Peer Mentoring Program pairs postdoctoral fellows with graduate students. Peer mentors share knowledge and provide perspective to assist with challenges faced during graduate school. The role of the peer mentor is to encourage, inform and support the graduate student during 1:1 meetings. Such support can be on the professional and personal level.

Benefits of the Program for Postdocs

  • Share knowledge about graduate school with your peers
  • Gain mentoring experience to add to your Curriculum Vitae
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Practice your communication skills
  • Meet new people from a diverse backgrounds
  • Possibility to find collaborators

Benefits of the Program for Graduate Students

  • Learn from your peers about grad school
  • Learn to communicate effectively
  • Meet new people from diverse backgrounds
  • Meet potentially new collaborators

Features of the Peer Mentoring Program are:

  • Graduate student mentees are matched up with postdoctoral fellows as their mentors
  • Mentors do not have to come from the same department/program as the mentee, but research areas should have some overlap
  • Mentors and mentees should meet at a minimum once a week
  • The program contains social events and professional development activities for the entire cohort

To sign up, contact Dr. Karin Scarpinato: kscarpinato@fau.edu.


 Last Modified 8/28/18