Mentoring Domestic and International Graduate Students of Color

Francena Turner, Hye Jin Tina Yeo, Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

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College degrees allow for greater earning potential; however, graduate study generally offers significant opportunities for career and economic upward mobility. Across degree completers, graduate degree holders earn a median income of $80,000, reflecting the highest earnings of any group. The graduate school attendance patterns for racially minor-itized students have increased, including a significant increase in the number of participating Women of Color. Mentoring is a reciprocal process by which “a student or mentee is positively socialized by a faculty or mentor for the purpose of learning the traditions, practices, and frameworks of a profession, association, or organization”. Mentoring is considered service within the tenure and promotion hierarchy, but service trails behind research and teaching in importance. Graduate Students of Color come from cultures that value communal or collective ways of being that are in direct contrast to the solitary and individualistic nature of mentoring in graduate school.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Handbook for Supporting Today’s Graduate Students
EditorsDavid J Nguyen, Christina W Yao
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781003442837
ISBN (Print)9781642670653, 9781642670646
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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