Find a Mentor

Find a Mentor

The First Gen Mentorship Program was created to support UCSF First Gen students and connect them to faculty, staff, and alumni. Mentors can bring 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.

How to apply

Fill out the First Gen Mentorship Program application to be matched to a mentor

Things you should know

  • This mentorship program is intentional and dedicated to finding the best match possible for you
  • The mentors in this program identify as first gen
  • Use the UCSF Mentor Mentee Resource Guide after being paired with your mentor.
  • If you have questions or feedback about your experience regarding the First Gen Mentorship Program contact First Generation Support Services


Building a Mentor Relationship
Read Sara Ayazi's (career counselor with the Office of Career and Professional Development) tips on 'How do I build a relationship with my mentor?'.

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Establishing Mentor Relationship
Learn more about Establishing your Relationship with your Mentor by viewing the Office of Career and Professional Development’s presentation below.