EDBB Mentoring

A mentor can be an excellent resource at EPFL

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Each doctoral program has a pool of professors who are willing to serve as mentors. Mentors offer advice and support to PhD Students in the context of their personal development. After their Thesis Director, they are the first person of reference for the PhD Students in case they wish to seek advice of any kind.

As part of the annual report, mentors meet with the PhD Students to discuss their personal progress and development in the frame of their PhD.

You choose your mentor from the program’s pool (see below) within the first 3 months after enrolment. Once you have chosen an EDBB member who has agreed to mentor you, please send his/her name to [email protected] who will add their name to your file. If you have not chosen a mentor within 3 months, the program will assign you one. You can change your mentor in consultation with the program director.

The mentor remains anonymous with respect to the thesis director to ensure confidentiality. It is your decision if you would like to keep this anonymity or not.

Your mentor is a valuable resource and is available to discuss your academic progress and provide guidance. Please feel free to contact your mentor whenever you deem necessary.

When choosing a jury president for your candidacy exam or for your oral thesis exam, choosing your mentor is not permitted, as this would go against the impartiality of the jury president.

Are you interested in being a mentor? Please contact the doctoral program’s administrator at the following address: [email protected]

EDBB pool of mentors