Building Mentorship Skills for Academic Careers


Sep. 16, 2021, 1pm to 2pm

Office/Remote Location



Mentorship skills are increasingly essential for those seeking an academic career as faculty play a crucial role in the success of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. This professional relationship can differ at each of these points in the academic career trajectory. For undergraduate students, faculty mentors help them to begin developing knowledge and skills and demystify graduate school. Faculty mentors help graduate students continue to refine field knowledge and technical skills, navigate degree programs and understand program and university expectations, and support your socialization into the field. As postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty, more senior faculty can support your socialization into the department/university, help boost research productivity, and help navigate the tenure process. This workshop will help you understand mentor-mentee relationships at each of these different levels and begin to cultivate your own mentorship skills. By participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Understand the basics of good mentorship, including the similarities and differences between mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty
  • Discuss strategies for recruiting mentees (undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows)
  • Learn strategies for cultivating mentoring relationships with these different groups and the different tools you can use to keep mentees on track

The Grad Academy Pillars: Leadership, Career Prep

The Grad Academy Program: GMC, GTC, GRC

Learning Experience: Lecture

Time Commitment: < 2 hours

Lifecycle Stage: Early Master’s, Early Doctoral


  • Dr. Alyssa Crittenden, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator, Department of Anthropology

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV students. Please log in to your Grad Rebel Gateway account and click on The Grad Academy tab to RSVP for this workshop.

Contact Information

Nevena Cvijetic
Graduate College

External Sponsor

Graduate College