Incoming students will be paired with trained current student mentors in the same, or outside of one's academic discipline.  

What do peer mentors and mentees discuss?

  • Meeting new people and making connections with fellow peers
  • Campus involvement aligned with academic and career goals
  • Adjusting to graduate academic expectations
  • Developing a plan for academic and social success
  • Balancing the demands of graduate education with personal responsibilities
  • Developing and cultivating GSD contacts
  • Taking advantage of GSD resources

Your peer mentor can:

  • Help guide you as an incoming student to the GSD
  • Have similar interests, hobbies, and experiences as you
  • Help you gain new perspectives on pursuing a design education
  • Meet or video chat with you on a regular basis (or as determined by you both)
  • Guide you in discovering academic opportunities and paths
  • Encourage you to set goals and check in on progress
  • Help connect you with additional resources at the GSD and beyond if needed (i.e., financial, academic, and personal advisement)

Mentor/Mentee Helpful GSD Resource Guide

Register for Mentor Collective

To access Connect GSD, Mentees and Mentors need to register and complete a profile using Harvard Key Credentials.