UBC Science, are you considering pursuing graduate studies in the future? Or maybe you’re looking for an opportunity to develop your leadership skills? In that case, the SUS x GSS Mentorship program is the perfect fit for you!
Designed to help undergraduate students gain more insight into graduate school, we pair undergraduate students mentees (second year and up) with graduate student mentors in diverse scientific fields of study. Furthermore, there is also a chance for upper year Science students to give back to the larger Science community by mentoring a first year student! In addition to being exposed to the opportunities above, graduate students can also add to their CV, improve communication skills, and expand their professional network.
For pairing, we do our absolute best to match mentors and mentees who have closely aligned academic and personal interests. Following pairing, we require mentors and mentees to connect with each other at least once a month (whether that be in person, via Skype, etc.). This way, pairs can get to know each other more to better understand one another’s goals, as far as participation in the program goes.
Our program has a flexible structure, but we value fostering a sense of community for our mentors and mentees, so we make it a point to engage with everyone by hosting monthly events (optional social events and professional development workshops), checking in on a biweekly basis, and gathering feedback along the way.
Mentors and mentees have the option to commit to the program for one or both semesters, and we encourage everyone to apply, whether you’re in your first or fourth year, or on the flip side, are just beginning or wrapping up your graduate studies.
Click on your student status below to sign up as a mentor and/or mentee!
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We are looking forward to an exciting year with everyone, full of lots of laughs, professional development opportunities, and delicious food!