Mentoring Program

UPDATE: 11/22/2020
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) and the Women in Physics and Astronomy (WiPA)’s mentoring program pairs students with others from higher divisions to exchange personal and career enrichment and foster community.
We believe in the importance of support networks in the pathway to success, especially for those belonging to underrepresented communities in STEM, so our goal is to provide these connections by giving students the chance to talk to someone who was once in their shoes. Mentors will be supporters of their mentee’s journey in Physics, in college, and in life, as opposed to serving as academic tutors. This also gives mentors the opportunity to be the person they might have had or have needed in the past.

  • Mentoring is available for both undergrads and grads. Students will be mentored by other students from a higher educational level
  • The pairs commit for the academic year to meet regularly at their convenience.
  • No prior experience needed. Training will be provided to mentors.
  • New: we will also have a different modality for those who prefer not to be in a pair.  
  • SPS and WiPA will also organize a couple of events per quarter (career workshops, panels, socials…) to promote the interaction between all participants.

To become a mentor or mentee for this year, please fill out your corresponding form by Dec. 20th, 2020 at 11:59 pm.  

SPS & WiPA Mentoring Program
For questions please contact us at:
(sps@ucsc.edu , spausanc@ucsc.edu)

In science it is always better to work together. Pair up with experienced students and get a helping hand from those who have been where you are now. Sounds great right! We think so too.

In collaboration with the Women in Physics and Astrophysics (WiPA) club, we pair up students with upperclassmen and graduate students.

Inspire

Mentors should be there to show what is possible for their mentees. Whether this be in research, academics or community building. Mentors work to demonstrate how the hard work pays off.

Encourage

Let’s face it, physics classes are some of the hardest courses one could ever take. Sometimes you just need someone there to tell you it’ll be okay (it will be by the way).

Guide

If you’re unsure about what class or research would be the best for your interests. Take advice from those who have already done it and make a decision knowing all available information.


Let’s build something together.


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