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The student/mentor relationship is the essence of graduate training at Upstate. Our graduate students and principal investigators interact daily.

Peer Mentoring Program

Our senior students are matched with incoming students to provide an additional source of mentoring and advice.

Six Weeks to Success

A discussion series designed to help incoming students get off to a strong start. Meeting times are 12:00 Noon in Room 3109 of Weiskotten Hall. The 2021 series topics and discussion leaders are:

  • Date TBD: Selecting a Research Topic and Mentor, Dr. Francesca Pignoni, Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Date TBD: Critical Reading Skills and Study Skills, Dr. Gary Chan, Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
  • Date TBD: Introduction to Bioethics, Dr. Robert Quinn, Associate VP for Research Integrity, Director of Laboratory Animal Sciences
  • Date TBD: Support Services: Student Counseling Center, Dr. Holly Vanderhoff, Co-Director, Student Counseling Services, Associate Professor, Psychiatry
  • Date TBD: How to Get the Most Out of Your Advisor and Your Committee, Dr. Eric Olson, Associate Professor, Neuroscience & Physiology
  • Date TBD: Writing a Research Report, Dr. Jennifer Moffat, Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Career Development Workshops

The College of Graduate Studies sponsors a career development series offered throughout the year covering a variety of topics.