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Graduate Alumni Mentoring Pilot Program

Graduate Alumni Mentoring Pilot Program

Purpose

Graduate Studies aims to cultivate the best learning experiences for its graduate scholars at UC Davis. To that end, we’ve launched the UC Davis Graduate Alumni Mentoring Pilot Program, which connects advanced degree UC Davis alumni with graduate and professional students in order to create a mutually rewarding professional network where alumni hone their mentoring skills and share the tools and resources that aid in graduate student success. 

Overview

This pilot program will take place during the winter and spring quarters of Academic Year 2020-2021. Mentor and mentee pairs will be finalized on March 3 and the program will conclude on June 2.

Mentor and mentee pairs are expected to meet (via phone, email, or video conference) at least three times throughout the duration of the program and attend at least one social or professional development event.

Mentee Eligibility

  • Is currently pursuing an advanced degree from UC Davis.
  • Can devote at least one hour a month to cultivating a professional mentoring relationship. 
  • Has a desire to connect with a UC Davis alum in order to expand mentoring network and hone professional skills. 

Mentor Eligibility

  • Holds an advanced degree from UC Davis.
  • Is currently employed in a professional field within academia, industry, the nonprofit sector, the corporate sector, or government.
  • Can devote at least one hour a month to cultivating a professional mentoring relationship.
  • Has a desire to contribute to the professional growth and development of a current UC Davis graduate student and fellow Aggie.

2021 Pilot Program Timeline

Dates Events
February 24, 4–5 PM (PT)  

Mentor & Mentee Orientation

March 3, 4–5 PM (PT)  

Mentor & Mentee Pairing Mixer

April 6 – May 25  

Professional Development Workshops

 

June 2, 4–5 PM (PT)

 

End of Program Celebration

Apply Here

Please contact gradassistant@ucdavis.edu with any questions.