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    Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan
    Faculty mentors play a crucial role in the success of graduate students; at the Graduate School we hear this message frequently from students. While styles of advising and mentoring vary across the disciplines, the fundamentals apply throughout graduate education. Our goal in creating this guide is to provide a resource for faculty members who seek to improve their effectiveness as mentors; we hope it is useful to those who are new to the role as well as for those who have enjoyed success but are looking to become more skillful with a wider range of students.


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