UW-Madison-Nazarbayev University Graduate School Mentoring Program (November 2014)
Photos by Shane Auerbach
In November 2014, six UW-Madison PhD candidates traveled to Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, to serve as “graduate student mentors” to NU undergraduates from the Schools of Humanities & Social Science (SHSS) and Science & Technology (SST) who were applying to U.S. graduate school programs. The six participating mentors were: Shane Auerbach (Economics), Fatima Sartbay (Anthropology), Mark Toukan (Political Science), Shoiab Altaf (Computer Sciences), Erica Macke (Biology/Genetics), and Julia Wildt (Chemistry). UW-Madison developed this graduate school mentoring program in coordination with the NU Career and Advising Center, the NU Departments of Student Affairs and International Cooperation, SHSS and SST.