New A&A Mentorship Program

Jan. 14, 2022

New in Spring 2022, 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.

Led by a graduate student mentor, mentorship groups of several undergraduates will meet throughout the semester to discuss art, art history, research habits, career paths, and college life in an informal, social space. Each meeting follows a theme planned in advance by the mentors through a collaborative process informed by conversations with the Program’s graduate coordinators and the undergraduate mentees.

The Mentorship Program offers Art & Archaeology undergraduates a forum where they can seek advice from graduate students—many of whom are close in age to them and possess recent and diverse work experiences in the realms of art and academia—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 meetings will, in turn, 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.

Undergraduate junior and senior majors in the History of Art and Practice of Art tracks can apply to join a graduate student-led mentorship group between January 19-February 2, 2022.

Apply by 11:59 pm EST February 2, 2022.

Groups will be formalized by mid-February.

If you have any questions about the program, please email [email protected]

Spring 2022 Graduate Leadership

Joe Bucciero ∙ Co-Founder and Mentor

Mostafa Heddaya ∙ Mentor

Katy Knortz ∙ Assistant Coordinator

Jessica Womack ∙ Co-Founder and Lead Coordinator