The Physical Sciences Undergraduate Mentoring Program (PSUM) is an initiative by the School of Physical Sciences to help undergraduate students succeed professionally and academically. Students have the opportunity to meet professionals who will expose them to the many career paths and industries available in the Physical Sciences. PSUM runs annually from November - May.
- Benefit from an enriching volunteer experience to serve as a guide and resource to an undergraduate science student
- Gain coaching and mentoring skills
- Networking opportunities with other alumni and industry leaders
- Connect with the School of Physical Sciences
- Receive career and academic advice
- Learn about different jobs, career paths, and industries
- Networking opportunities
- Sharpen your social and communication skills
All Physical Sciences alumni are welcome to join the program as mentors. We also welcome friends of the School and local professionals in the Physical Sciences fields who are interested in coaching our students. All Physical Sciences undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in our program. Students must complete an application and reference strong motivation for participating in the program.
Mentors can sign-up for the program by completing their online profile. After the mentors have registered, eligible students will review the mentor's online profiles to determine their preferred mentors -- or mentors that best suit their career and personal needs. After a mentor and student are paired, each will be notified of who their mentor or student is. Students are expected to send an introductory email to their mentors. The duo will have their first opportunity to meet at the PSUM Kick-Off.
Students will attend a Mandatory Orientation prior to the PSUM Kick-Off. Mentors and students will then be encouraged to set-up meetings on a regular basis, and are encouraged to complete the Mentor Agreement Form. Various events and workshops will also take place throughout the year, which mentors and students are welcome to attend. To learn more about the program click here. For questions or if you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Tatiana Arizaga at firstname.lastname@example.org.