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Peer Mentors:
Doctoral Peer Mentors

“My mentor is engaged, responds proactively and provides valuable insight. I appreciate their encouragement as well!”

About the Program

Doctoral Peer Mentors are experienced Walden students who provide social support, advice, insider tips, and guidance for student success and development to all incoming doctoral students in the first few months of enrollment.

If you are a new doctoral student beginning your program in January 2021 or later, you will automatically be paired with a peer mentor who will reach out to your student email address no earlier than one week before your start date.

Connecting with Doctoral Peer Mentors

You’ll receive weekly emails from your peer mentor with helpful resources and strategies to help you build a foundation for success. Beyond email, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Schedule individual appointments to talk with a peer mentor
  • Attend virtual group meetups to chat with peer mentors and other new students
  • Join the private Doctoral Peer Mentor Facebook group
  • Attend live events hosted by peer mentors throughout the year
  • Access the WDPM.8000 Doctoral Peer Mentor Program Classroom to locate helpful resources and communicate with other new students and peer mentors

The amount of interaction you have with your peer mentor is entirely up to you. You will receive weekly emails, but you are not required to respond or participate in other activities offered by the program. There are many benefits to working with a peer mentor you can opt-out of the program by submitting an Opt-Out Request if you prefer.



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Program Benefits

Support: Peer mentors provide encouragement, advice, and guidance. Connections: Peer mentors are a link to help you build your network at Walden. Success: Peer mentors share strategies and resources to support your success.

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