Strategic Human Capital IG: Doctoral Mentoring Program

The Strategic Human Capital Interest Group is now accepting sign ups for mentors and applications from mentees for a new Doctoral Mentoring Program. The program is intended for doctoral students who are past qualifiers and are in the dissertation stage. We are soliciting applications from junior faculty to serve as mentors and eligible doctoral students to participate as mentees. This year’s program will start in June/July 2019 and continue for a year until June/July 2020.

Program Overview

This program is aimed at supporting doctoral students in the area of strategic human capital. The intended student participants will have passed their qualifiers and be in the process of working on their dissertations in the area of strategic human capital. The plan for the mentoring program will be to match junior faculty and doctoral students in small groups. We aim to have 2 faculty mentors and 3 doctoral students per group so that students can benefit from small group interactions with both mentors and peers. The groups will stay intact for a year, with the opportunity to scramble and join another mentoring group after this time. Specifically, after one year, participants can reapply to the program to get matched into a new group or may graduate into our pre-tenure faculty mentoring program. Doctoral mentoring groups will hold calls quarterly (exact time determined by groups), which may either focus on specific topics that we provide for guidance or on topics that groups determine themselves. 

Following the application period, the organizers will form groups, and the kickoff call will take place in September.

This year’s program will have the following structure (all meetings will be over Zoom):

  • Program kickoff and orientation – Sept 2020
  • Four quarterly group calls – Oct, Jan, Apr, July – exact dates to be determined by groups
  • Job-market Q&A call with faculty “What’s in the mind of a Recruiting Committee” 
  • Invitation to attend four topic calls from the pre-tenure mentoring program “Mind of an Editor” and “Tenure Letter Writers” featuring journal editors and senior scholars – calls in Sept, Dec, March, June

Mentor Sign Ups for Faculty Members:

To sign up to serve as mentors, please complete this short google form by September 9, 2020:

Mentors should be available for five calls between September 2020 and August 2021 (a kickoff call and four group mentoring calls). The call schedules will be determined by each mentoring group.

Application Process for Doctoral Students:

To apply to participate as a mentee, please complete this short google form by September 9, 2020:

  •  As we aim to maintain a good ratio of mentors to participants, the size of the program may be limited by the number of mentors. Should we need to select applicants, we will give priority to those who have not participated in the program yet and, if needed, draw randomly among them.


Please send any questions to Ulya Tsolmon ( and Flore Bridoux (