In addition to meeting with your Academic Advisor, Darcy Allen each semester, you will also meet with your assigned faculty mentor. These faculty members serve as a mentor for the research and professional development side of your Purdue career.
Faculty mentors are here for you to ask questions about plant science specifics. If you know you like one subject in botany, but don’t know where to go from there, your faculty mentor is there for you.
You should meet with your faculty mentor at least once a semester before you schedule classes. In addition to helping with scheduling courses, you can also meet with your mentor for advice with undergraduate research questions, post-graduation plans, or any other similar concerns. Your mentor is here to help you pave your way in Plant Science.
Questions to ask
- How can I get more involved in research as a freshman?
- What type of BTNY or plant science electives should I take?
- What should I look for in an internship or summer job?
- For undergraduate research, which professor’s work would best fit with my interests?
- Do you think Graduate School would be a good option for me?
- Should I take some graduate level courses?
- I’ve been looking at jobs and wanted to talk about my job search plan.
- Are there any opportunities for me to publish or show off my research results?