Are you a professional living near San Diego? Do you want to help influence ambitious college students? Consider making an impact through the UCSD ISPE Mentorship Program for 2019-2020.
What is it?
Our students are looking for experiences that will broaden their learning, to help them become future leaders in science. Many students are studying bioengineering, chemical engineering, and biology, and desire further knowledge that only you can provide. As an organization, we match professionals with enthusiastic undergraduates for a unique, interpersonal experience. We are looking for experienced professionals, who can stimulate the future generation of leaders in science.
As a mentor, you’ll have the unique opportunity to positively influence the lives of UCSD students through personal and professional development. Your advice and wisdom will stimulate the upcoming generation of professionals that can push innovation forward. You will not only help students to define their potential, but you will also enhance your own understanding of issues such as multiculturalism, community involvement, and leadership.
How long does the program last?
If you’re interested, the Mentorship Program covers the time period between November and June.
What are the commitments?
Mentors are required to meet with their assigned mentee at least once per quarter (every three months). Additionally, throughout the year, there will be 3 ISPE organized events requiring attendance by both the mentor and mentee, one of which will be the opening ceremony. We also ask that mentors communicate with mentees (such as through emails) to answer any questions they may have about the industry.
What else can I do?
Previous mentors have offered to meet with mentees outside of the required settings, such as coffee or lunch near UCSD or at the mentor's workplace. Additionally, mentors have invited their undergraduate mentees to presentations, committee meetings, shadowing, lab tours, office tours, and more. Though this is optional, these additional opportunities are sometimes the most helpful to our undergraduates, and we hope you will extend the opportunities to our current program as well.
Questions or Want to Get Involved?
The application for the 2021-2022 Mentorship Program is now out, apply here! If you have questions in the meantime please email our Mentorship Chair, Devika! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thank you for your interest!