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