Extensive mentoring and student support occurs in many of the required activities listed above, e.g., the Fall Welcome Dinner & New-student Orientation, and the Monthly TSGP Meetings. However, there are many other sources of mentoring and support. For example, there is academic and career advising by the Graduate Program Committee throughout the program, as well as research and career advising by thesis mentors, and extensive peer-to-peer mentoring as well. There are career panels and ad hoc lunches and dinners in which current and past students advise students who are less experienced. One strength or our program is its individualized mentoring that focuses on the specific needs of each student. Please see the TSGP PhD Student Handbook for links to many advising and mentoring resources at Brown.