We have heard time and time again from successful first generation college professionals how important mentorship has been to them. This is particularly salient in graduate/professional school where students are socialized in the implicit culture of their profession. The First Gen Mentorship Program was created to support UCSF First Gen students and connect them to faculty, staff, and alumni. Mentors can bring in a fresh perspective, normalize our struggles, help us navigate through our academic and professional endeavors, ask you the hard questions, and serve as a source of inspiration and support.
For additional information on mentorship or any past or upcoming programs, please contact our office.