Advising and Mentoring

At Stanford, we are committed to providing advising and mentoring to help students reach their maximal potential, discover and develop their passion, and enjoy their journey through graduate school on the path to their career of choice.

No two paths through graduate school are the same – each student requires individualized advising and mentoring for her or his development and growth. This advising and mentoring is a shared responsibility between the student and the advisor, and it is critical that you identify and seek out the mentoring you need.

This page provides a central source for advising and mentoring information—how to find mentors, how to get the mentoring you need, and how to be a good mentor to those that you advise, such as undergraduates or rotation students.

Just getting started with choosing rotations and a thesis lab? Be sure to read our in-depth section on this topic.

Making the most of mentorship: