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mentoring imageRevelle College Mentorship Program

Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Revelle Mentoring Program creates an opportunity for students to gain valuable guidance and encouragement from faculty through the sharing of life experiences and perspectives, to help the mentee become more effective in studies, learn new skills, develop greater confidence, and make better decisions for their overall academic and career growth.

Mentors report many benefits as well, including satisfaction from seeing others develop; expanded generational and cultural perspectives; strengthening of technical, leadership, and interpersonal skills; and continuing to experience new ideas and insights.

Revelle students in good standing may apply.

Become a Mentor

Revelle College Faculty wishing to become a mentor, please contact the Revelle College Provost's Office - reprovost@ucsd.edu or 858-534-1571.

How mentors support students:

  • Listen, provide guidance, share experiences and insight to career trajectory, and more
  • Can be a networking resource and guide
  • Meet with students during office hours, over coffee or lunch, or in labs/research facilities (encourage students to use Coffee with a Prof or Dine with a Prof vouchers!
  • Foster a relationship based on trust and respect; sharing life perspectives, guidance, and encouragement; and helping mentees to identify academic, career, and personal goals

Find a Mentor

Apply for a Mentor

Having a mentor has been the best thing that happened to me in my college life. I will always be forever grateful to my mentor and the program that has helped me to meet him. It has been a true blessing for me and I could never thank my mentor and the program enough.

  ~ Anonymous Student, UC San Diego

Revelle College students in good standing, are encouraged to apply. 

Student Expectations:

  • Be proactive and arrange meetings with your faculty mentor  (you are encouraged to take advantage of the Coffee with a Prof and/or Dine with a Prof program)
  • Identify the skills, knowledge, and/or goals you wish to achieve, and communicate them effectively to your mentor
  • Ask questions, seek feedback, and work with your mentor to identify resources for learning (e.g., people, programs)
  • Be eager and willing to put in the time and effort required to build a meaningful mentor relationship (e.g., be punctual and come prepared to meetings)

A good resource: https://www.togetherplatform.com/blog/characteristics-of-a-good-mentee 

Contact:

Revelle College Provost's Office - reprovost@ucsd.edu ~ 858-534-1571