Peer mentors can be a vital resource in promoting graduate student success and creating an inclusive, supportive community. Peer mentors may help new students adapt to graduate school as well as provide advice, encouragement and support at various stages during graduate training. Central to the success of peer mentoring relationships is the near-peer connection, where conversations happen naturally around topics of the shared experiences for the mentor and mentee. While similarities help motivate peer mentoring discussions, it is also important to acknowledge and value the diversity of...
In this interactive workshop, Dr. Sarah Schwartz (Suffolk University) and Dr. Jason Heustis (Harvard Medical School) will draw from the best practices outlined in published literature to facilitate discussions and highlight suggestions for peer mentoring in practice.
The topics to be covered include
- a general understanding of good mentoring, mentoring networks and the complementary roles of mentors and other roles (e.g. sponsors)
- evidence of the impact of peer mentoring and the positive outcomes on mentees
Join the Graduate Education Student Development Team for a preview of one of our exciting new platforms, the Career Cognitive City! Launching soon, the platform will serve as an easily navigable web of career development resources available to HMS Master’s and Ph.D. students. In this session, you will become familiar with the platform’s architecture, explore some available resources, and learn how the Cognitive City can help you move forward in your career development journey.
Are you ready to take the next step with your finances as a graduate student receiving a stipend or postdoc? Do you want to learn how to allocate your money more optimally, break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, increase your net worth even while in training, and properly report your income on your tax return? This webinar presents an 8-step framework to guide you from broke to financially secure to wealthy through saving, debt repayment, and investing and includes real-life examples of other graduate students and early-career PhDs finding financial...