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Graduate Mentorship Program

Program Description
The Boston College Graduate Mentor Program matches Boston College graduate and professional students with Boston College undergraduate students from low income, first generation, or underrepresented backgrounds.  The program is designed to help participants share experiences around graduate studies, how the choice was made to pursue a particular discipline, and the challenges and rewards of being a graduate student. The ultimate goal is to have participants share stories and offer support and guidance in exploring graduate work.


Any graduate or professional school student at Boston College is eligible to be a mentor.  An understanding of issues facing first generation and underrepresented college students is essential as is a willingness to share one’s own experiences in applying for and attending graduate school.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2014-2015 cohort in September! Check back soon for application details.


Time Commitment
The program will run from end of September 2014 through May 2015. Graduate mentors are expected to attend an orientation session and monthly mentor meet-ups. Matched pairs are expected to meet once a month.

Mentor Matching
Undergraduate students will be matched with a mentor based on based on mutual academic and personal interests. Therefore, it is important to describe your experiences and interests carefully in your application!