Stanford Biology Professor Patricia Jones with student

Advising and Mentoring

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. It is critical that you identify and seek out the mentoring you need.

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.

This page provides a central source for advising and mentoring information—how to find mentors, how to choose your lab and thesis advisor, 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.

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