Where do you go to find a mentor?  Here are a few resources to help you find the mentorship you are looking for:

First Generation College Community Reception
In the Spring our annual community reception is where you'll find fellow first gen students along with faculty, residents, postdocs, fellows and alumni who share your background as first gen!  It's a great place to meet potential mentors! Be on the look out for an RSVP during the Spring quarter.

Career Alumni Network
A good place to locate mentors is the Career Alumni Network, a database containing information on alumni who have volunteered to serve as informal career advisors for students and alumni.

  • The database is available to search on a computer in the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD). You don't need an appointment to search for alumni contacts and can access the database Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • The profiles in the database contain both the educational and career background of an alum as well as an alumni ID. If you wish to contact a particular alum, you will need to meet with a career counselor at OCPD. To arrange an appointment with a counselor, please call (415) 476-4986.
  • During the appointment, you and the counselor will discuss your specific goals and interest and discuss strategies for contacting and engaging with alumni.