The Art & Archaeology Undergraduate Mentorship Program provides mentorship, academic enrichment, and a dynamic intellectual and social community to junior and senior History of Art and Practice of Art majors and is an exciting complement to the department’s existing offerings for undergraduate-graduate collaboration, like the Thesis Workshop.
Participants in the A&A Undergraduate Mentorship Program will be matched with a graduate mentor; each graduate mentor will work with 3–4 undergraduate students. Mentees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with their mentor throughout the academic year to discuss art, art history, research habits, career paths, and college life in an informal, non-judgmental space. Additionally, mentees will attend 1–2 group events, such as meals, art exhibitions, and casual group conversations, each semester to meet and bond with their peers.
The Mentorship Program offers Art & Archaeology undergraduates a forum where they can seek advice from graduate students to help guide them toward their own academic, artistic, and professional goals. Through the mentor/mentee relationships created, the program endeavors to help make art history and the arts more accessible and familiar for current students as they consider their possible career and life paths. The one-on-one meetings and group events will provide a space for graduate and undergraduate students to exchange knowledge and build rapport with one another, fostering an open and collegial atmosphere within the department. Additionally, a key goal of the program’s mentorship groups is to create a meaningful forum to connect students from the History of Art and Practice of Art tracks.
At the beginning of each academic year, we send out an email for interested students to sign up. Mentees are then paired by the end of the second or third week of classes. If you miss the deadline, don’t worry, we’re happy to welcome declared students to join our mentorship groups at any time!
If you have any questions about the program or would like to join a mentorship group, please email our coordinator Katy at [email protected].
2023–24 Graduate Leadership
Katy Knortz, G4, Lead Coordinator
Sharifa Lookman, G4, Mentor
Claire Sabitt, G6, Mentor