Mentorship Program for Graduate Students

Professional development program


Members of the Dean’s Advisory Council and other CEOE alumni serve as mentors for select graduate students who are seeking to develop an external mentorship. CEOE Alumni Mentors have a proven record of professional experience in a variety of scientific fields and/or sectors of employment such as industry, academia, non-profit agencies, and government agencies at all levels.

Department of Earth Sciences graduate student Julia Guimond speaks with her mentor, Ann Masse, a CEOE alumna and vice president of safety, health and environment at Barrick Gold Corporation.
Department of Earth Sciences graduate student Julia Guimond speaks with her mentor, Ann Masse, a CEOE alumna and vice president of safety, health and environment at Barrick Gold Corporation, at an event on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus.

Program expectations:

  • The mentor and the mentee will meet, either in person or virtually, at least once per month but more if both parties are able and agreeable. Virtual meeting options can include skype, go-to-meeting, or phone calls and should be scheduled in advance.
  • The CEOE Student Mentee will initiate and schedule the meetings and drive the topics for discussion with guidance from the Mentor.
  • Discussion topics and possible interactions should include, but are not limited to: career development, navigating the advisor/student relationship, networking, tips for interviewing, updates on research project progress and advice about research, searching for grant and fellowship opportunities, etc.
  • The Mentor/Mentee pairing will last for at least one year with an annual check in from the Assistant Dean for Graduate Services prior to the end of the first year to understand if the relationship should continue in a formal capacity beyond one year.
  • There will be regular check points with the participants throughout the year and a formal evaluation of the program and pairing at the end of the year.

How to apply for this program

  • Applications for this program are closed for this academic year.
  • Participants and pairings determined by the CEOE Dean’s administration, the Dean’s Advisory Council and with possible consultation from the School Director or the Department Chairs.