Mentorship is one of the most important aspects of the faculty-graduate student relationship. As a mentor, a faculty member guides their student through the acquisition of technical and theoretical knowledge necessary to their field of study while also providing general assistance, support, empathy and respect throughout, and often beyond, the student's graduate career.
Below, find some useful guidelines related to mentoring at UC Merced.
The GRAD-EXCEL Program, run by Graduate Division, is designed to promote early success in first-year doctoral students, through coaching and engagement with a community of advanced doctoral peer mentors. Each incoming doctoral student will be guided by a GRAD-EXCEL Peer Mentor (matched by research discipline) as they acclimate to UC Merced and their graduate studies during their first academic year.