Mentoring Your Way

Transdisciplinary Mentoring Community (TMC)

About TMC

The Office of Graduate Studies is developing a new initiative under Mentoring Your Way, called the Transdisciplinary Mentoring Community (TMC). TMC will pair faculty mentors with small groups of graduate students to engage in conversations and accelerate connections beyond one’s home department throughout the academic year. The aim is to foster mentoring and professional connections beyond students’ advisors and across A&S graduate programs. TMC will also guide mentors and mentees through a series of focus areas and conversations: topics might include how to better manage conflicting values, dialogue across difference, handle fatigue and burnout, and enhance effective communication skills. 

Coming Soon! 

The Office of Graduate Studies plans to pilot the first TMC cohort beginning in August 2024. Applications for interested graduate students will open in February 2024. Stay tuned for more information!

Grad Peer Circles

Grad Peer Circles is the Office of Graduate Studies’ peer mentoring initiative under Mentoring Your Way. Some of the best mentors for incoming graduate students are fellow graduate students who understand what they are experiencing. Through Grad Peer Circles, we aim to offer a variety of ways for incoming graduate students to connect with peer mentors, both in their home department and outside of it, thus encouraging community building and the cultivation of support networks.

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