Getting into Grad School (GiGS) mentorship program at UC Berkeley


Getting into Grad School (GiGS) seeks to encourage and prepare undergraduate UC Berkeley students to select, apply, and enroll in graduate school. This opportunity is a collaborative partnership between the Graduate Diversity Program (GDP), and the Graduate Assembly (GA) at the University of California in Berkeley. As part of the GiGS initiative, undergraduate students are mentored throughout the graduate school application process.

Who qualifies?

GiGS Mentees

GiGS is open to all students and is dedicated to assisting first-generation, historically underrepresented and other diverse students. Mentees are UC Berkeley sophomores, juniors, and seniors who work with graduate student mentors throughout the academic year to learn about graduate school, complete graduate application materials, and develop goals for post graduation plans. To learn more about being a mentee, please visit their official website: “GiGS Mentees

GiGS Mentors

GiGS mentors are UC Berkeley graduate students from various disciplines who work with 2-3 undergraduates during the academic year. This includes, but not limited to, assisting and advising students in graduate program selection, graduate school/internship applications, funding opportunities, and research programs. Mentors receive a $1,000 stipend for the year ($500 per semester). To learn more about being a mentor, please visit their official website: “GiGS Mentors

Deadline to apply is September 8, 2015

For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: “Getting into Graduate School


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