Your Faculty Mentor

You and your Ph.D. mentor share the responsibility for establishing a relationship that contributes to the successful pursuit of your graduate degree. Your mentoring relationship should reflect mutual respect, fairness, collegiality, honesty and open communication. The following guidelines outline the ideal responsibilities of each party in the mentoring relationship. Of course, both you and your mentor must expect a degree of real-world accommodation to these specifications.

The Ideal Mentor:

Acknowledges that students have responsibilities outside the academy.


The Ideal Student:

These guidelines were created for a workshop offered by The Graduate School during the fall 2008 Graduate Student Orientation. Mentoring Relationships for USC Graduate Students brochure.

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