Effective mentoring is a crucial part of the academic experience. Mentors provide support and connect students to academic and campus resources to aid in the students’ success. The Mentoring Excellence Program (MEP) is a 6-week certificate program intended for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars interested in becoming a mentor or seek to enhance their mentoring skills.
Understand strategies and techniques for effective mentoring
Gain familiarity with relevant campus resources
Develop a personalized mentoring philosophy and mentoring plan
Mentoring students from diverse backgrounds
Conflict resolution in mentoring
Who Should Apply
Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars form all disciplines and levels. *Due to the high volume of applicants, priority is given to students who are on the waitlist and students training to be peer mentors for Graduate Division's mentoring programs.
The Mentoring Excellence Program is offered quarterly to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Participants must attend all sessions in their entirety and submit a Mentoring Guide to receive a Certificate of Completion.
Fall 2020: Meets every Thursday, from 1 pm - 2 pm via Zoom.
Building a Mentoring Relationship
Kayleigh Anderson-Natale, Ph, Director of Professional Development
Communication & Interpersonal Relationships
Bri McWhorter, Activate to Captivate Founder
Mentoring Across Differences
Jade Turner, DECADE PLUS Coordinator
Shawn Hutchens, Associate Ombudsman & Director of the UCI Mediation Training Program
Resilience and Balancing Academic Wellness
Phong Luong, Psy.D, Assistant Director of Academic Counseling
Graduate Peer Mentors Panel
Current Graduate Student Mentors
How to Apply
The MEP Interest Form is currently closed for Fall 2020. It will reopen in January, 2021 for the Winter series.
For more information, contact Annabel Ortiz, Professional Development Programs Coordinator, at email@example.com.