Interdisciplinary Commons: November 21, 2014
Strategic Mentoring for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Student
Friday, November 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Location: 140 Nolte Center
(Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30. The workshop will start at noon.)
• Dr. Noro Andriamanalina, Office for Diversity in Graduate Education
• Dr. Charlotte A. Voight, Graduate School
Part of being successful in graduate school is forming mentoring relationships with faculty and staff who can contribute to a student's academic and professional development. Developing a strong network of support is even more crucial for students with an interdisciplinary focus. This highly interactive session will explore effective mentoring practices using tools and resources to identify goals and strategies to maximize mentoring relationships across disciplines. In particular, we will focus on the Individual Development Plan (IDP) as a tool that students can use to plan and track their progress toward academic and professional goals. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the IDP and how they could use it to more fully take advantage of the resources and support available at different stages of their academic career.