JDPLS 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 student mentors. These professors are interested in mediation, offering advice and supporting doctoral candidates in the context of their training. They are the first person of reference for the doctoral candidate in case of problems with the thesis director or the laboratory.

During the first year of the PhD, the doctoral candidate contacts the mentor to discuss the mentor’s role and the candidate’s well-being in the laboratory.

Each pool of mentors meets regularly with the program director who, only with the agreement of the doctoral candidate, takes the necessary measures in case of reported problems.

You will be assigned your mentor from the program’s pool within the first 3 months after enrolment. However, you are free to chose a different mentor from the pool, 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.

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

Pool of mentors for EPFL JDPLS students