Doctoral Peer Mentors are experienced Walden students who provide social support, advice, insider tips, and guidance to all incoming doctoral students in the first few months of their program.
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.
Peer Mentor Support
Connecting with a Mentor
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:
Benefits of working with a mentor
The amount of interaction you have with your peer mentor is entirely up to you. 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; however, you can opt-out of the program by submitting an Opt-Out Request if you prefer.
The most important tool to me, was the availability of my mentor for a chat. I got to the midway point and was so overwhelmed I was ready to throw in the towel. But it was just a feeling, and it passed.
And in no small part because I had access to my peer mentor, and she talked me down and we laughed about our missteps and how hard we work to keep the balance. It really turned me around.
All the Skills You Need to Succeed.