GRAD-UNDERGRAD MENTORSHIP

About the Program

The grad-undergrad mentorship program pairs UBC Science undergraduate students (2nd year and above) with current graduate students to help undergraduates learn more about graduate school. The graduate student mentors offer a “insider’s” perspective to the graduate student life, the grad school application process, and more.

GSS x SUS Mentorship Program: Kick-Off Event

Date: September 27th, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre
The Kick-Off Event will be a great opportunity to learn what the entire program has to offer and provides a chance to meet your potential mentor and mentee pair. Free dinner will be provided.

UNDERGRAD MENTEES


Participating is a fun and social involvement that will broaden and deepen your understanding of post-undergrad opportunities. We’ll try our best to pair you with a mentor in your academic field of interest.


expectations


  • Respect your Mentor’s time when meeting your Mentor at least once a month
  • Attend all workshops and social events
  • Have reasonable expectations from your mentorship. Mentors will discuss their experiences as a student as they relate to looking for grad schools, application process, classes, research, etc.
  • Participate in an assessment survey at the end of each semester to enhance thementoring program
  • Contact the SUS VP Academic with any questions, comments or concerns

GRADUATE MENTORS



Mentoring on a 1-to-1 or 1-to-2 relationship is a highly rewarding and not time-intensive activity. By participating you will develop your soft skills and mentoring skills to further advance your career while helping another student and building community.

expectations


  • Respond to initial contact email from mentee(s) within 3 business days
  • Maintain regular contact with your Mentee, offering support, appropriate advice,and encouragement
  • Meet in person or online with your Mentee at least once a month
  • Share stories of past academic and career experiences, and refer to outside resources when necessary
  • Participate in an assessment survey at the end of each semester to enhance the mentoring program
  • Contact the SUS VP Academic with any questions, comments or concerns

Resources and Activities

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Meet for coffee or lunch or another fun event


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Invite mentees to sit in a class or go on a lab tour


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Attend grad school-related or networking events together


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Review cover letters, CVs, applications, etc.


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