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Department Mentors (DM) -- The Departmental Mentor will meet with his/her student once each month to discuss the Graduate School Analysis, transcript, GPA, academic strengths and weaknessess, etc. He/She will also explore the student's chosen field of graduate study and the leaders, organizations, and publications influential in that field. Before the end of the year, the student, with the help of the Departmental Mentor, will create a portfolio containing items such as academic records; financial aid information; application procedures for potential graduate schools; etc.
Purpose: to provide individual academic advisement regarding graduate studies in the major field and to help establish a support network for the student.