Faculty Mentoring Program | Get the Most from Faculty Mentoring

A graduate student and an undergraduate work on equipment in a labFaculty mentoring is an opportunity for you to interact with faculty in a less intimidating situation. The program allows you to gain greater insight about your classes and how they might relate to your post-graduate goals.

Meeting with a faculty mentor can help you to:

  • Identify which of the three geosciences sub-plans are a good fit for your goals.
  • Get advice on graduate study or future plans.
  • Make suggestions for self-improvement, books to read, etc.
  • Help you identify professional opportunities like research, internships, professional conferences and organizations, etc.
  • Be a resource for letters of recommendation when it comes time to apply for internships, jobs, or graduate school. They can write much better letters if they know you as more than a face in a crowd.
  • This is the time for you to really understand how you do in the classroom is connected to what geoscientists actually do in the real world.

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