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The Office of Graduate Student Life

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.

Apply to be a Graduate Mentor Here

Deadline to apply is September 20th, 2013 at 11:59pm.


Time Commitment
The program will run from end of September 2013 through May 2014.Graduate mentors are expected to attend a orientation session, monthly graduate mentor lunches, and opening/closing social. Matched pairs are expected to meet once a month.

Mentor Matching
The undergraduate students will read and select a mentor based on academic and personal interests in the form below. Therefore, it is important to describe your experiences and interests carefully.

Application Procedures
Please complete the application below. Applications for 2013-2014 program are due on September 20th,2013 at 11:59pm.