About the Mentorship Program
The APSSC Mentorship Program is designed to connect undergraduate students with a graduate student who serves as a peer mentor. Peer mentors provide advice and guidance related to graduate school preparation, applications, development of research interests, and more.
Who are the APSSC mentors?
APSSC mentors are current graduate students (Master’s or Doctoral level) from different backgrounds across all areas of psychology. They are students who are willing to share their experiences with others and provide any advice sought by their mentee.
How are mentors and mentees matched?
Mentors and mentees are matched based on a number of indicators. When mentees apply, they will have the opportunity to indicate what is most important to them in a mentor (e.g. research interests, personal background, geographic location, etc.). Then, when there are two students who are a good fit, the Undergraduate Advocate will connect the two students and exchange contact information. The amount of time it takes to be matched depends on number of available mentors/mentees, but most mentees will receive a mentor within a few weeks of application acceptance.
What does being a mentor/mentee involve?
This may vary depending on mentee needs and mentor availability. Generally, mentors and mentees will maintain communication as necessary in whatever way is best for them. However, mentors and mentees are expected to maintain contact at least once a month (typically via email). The Undergraduate Advocate will check in regularly with mentorship pairs to encourage regular communication and suggest potential topics of conversation.
How can I get involved?
In order to qualify for the program, you must be a current APS student affiliate. To join or renew your membership, go to: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/members/student-benefits. Submit an application through the link below to get started.
Still have questions?
Contact the Undergraduate Advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org.