Eberly Center for Women to Host Monthly Mentor Circles

September 8, 2021 | News, UToday
By Staff

The Eberly Center for Women will host monthly mentor circles for women graduate students, faculty and staff to build a support system for navigating their academic or career path. Eberly Center staff and guest speakers will guide participants as they set goals for the academic year, create a system of accountability and develop strategies for overcoming obstacles.

“Peer mentoring is a powerful tool for professional development,” said Dr. Angela Fitzpatrick, director of the Eberly Center. “Some of my most important supporters in graduate school were my peers. We helped each other navigate graduate assistantships, the dissertation process and the job market. To this day we continue to show up for each other to celebrate our accomplishments and troubleshoot our challenges.”

Mentor circles will meet virtually to make the experience accessible for graduate students and employees across both campuses.

•  Graduate student mentor circles meet from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 14; Tuesday, Oct. 12; and Tuesday, Nov. 9.

•  Staff mentor circles meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24; Friday, Oct. 29; and Friday, Nov. 19.

•  Faculty mentor circles meet from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 17; Friday, Oct. 22; and Friday, Nov. 19.

If you would like to participate in the mentor circles this year, please submit an interest form by Monday, Sept. 13.

For more information, contact the Eberly Center at ecwomen@utoledo.edu.

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