Reminder: call for Graduate Mentors (paid opportunity)

by Graduate Division Staff
Friday, August 20, 2021 9:30 AM

Are you a doctoral student who has successfully advanced to candidacy? Are you interested in mentoring first- and second-year doctoral students? If so, you may be eligible to participate as a mentor in the Graduate Scholars Program: Thriving in the Academy Series (GSP).

GSP, a program sponsored by the Graduate Division and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is designed to support graduate students from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds throughout their graduate careers by helping them to navigate the academy and providing them with mentorship, networking opportunities, and academic and early-career professional development.

The cornerstone of GSP is the "mentoring families," groups that match three first- and second-year doctoral students (scholars) with an advanced doctoral student mentor. Mentoring families meet monthly throughout the academic year. Last year the program placed 90 scholars with mentors.

Advanced doctoral student mentors are required to attend two 90-minute training sessions in the fall before meeting with scholars. Mentors receive stipends of $500 per quarter (fall/winter/spring) in recognition of their efforts, and reimbursement for light food at the group meetings.

Serving as a mentor can be a rewarding experience, and an important highlight on your CV. If you are interested, please complete this application by August 23rd. If you have any questions, please contact MicheleJohnson@ucsb.edu in the Graduate Division.