Welcome to Mentoring at Purdue (MAP)! MAP is a mentoring program designed for women and minority graduate students in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University. MAP aims to improve the quality of graduate education through fostering mentoring relationships between graduate students and faculty or staff members in the Agricultural and Life Sciences. Mentoring has played a crucial role in the success of many individuals, especially those that are generally underserved. The MAP program will help students grow professionally, academically, and personally to become successful individuals in their chosen area of study.
Mentoring is a unique relationship between two individuals, a mentor who is commonly a more experienced individual that provides guidance and support to a less experienced individual, known as a mentee or protégé. Mentoring can be an extremely rewarding experience for both mentees and mentors.
In MAP, mentoring is more than academic advisement. A mentor is an academic advisor, coach, counselor, role model, and advocate for his or her mentees. MAP mentors provide their mentees with enhanced academic, professional, and social support.
In MAP, mentors are generally faculty and staff who elect to participate in the program to provide support to underrepresented minority and women graduate students in the College of Agriculture.
MAP is designed to meet the mentoring needs of the mentors and mentees in the program through events, group forums, guest speakers, and workshops. As a participant in MAP, you will have numerous opportunities for academic and personal growth, support, encouragement, and assistance. MAP will provide training and guidance to both parties on how to have an effective mentor-mentee relationship.
To become a mentor or mentee in the MAP program: