SRI Staff confirms mentors for SRI participants.
Advisors:people with career experience willing to share their knowledge;
Supporters: people who give emotional and moral encouragement;
Tutors: people who give specific feedback on one's performance;
Masters: in the sense of employers to whom one is apprenticed;
Sponsors: sources of information about and aid in obtaining opportunities;
Models: of identity, of the kind of person one should be to be an academic."
Mentoring: The Faculty-Graduate Student Relationship, A Position Paper of the Graduate Council of the University of Arizona.
"I think that I wouldn't have had the confidence to apply and actually go through with my studies if it wasn't for the experiences, encouragement and support from SRI and its staff."