Several events highlight mentoring month

Upcoming mentoring workshops and events are planned in January in conjunction with National Mentoring Month.

The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), in collaboration with Student Academic Affairs, the Graduate Division and Alumni Affairs, are providing opportunities for UCSF trainees to learn the skills to build their own professional community.

Students and postdocs who could benefit from having a mentor in their circle of support can learn about:

  • Finding mentors and building your professional community
  • Using informational interview to initiate mentorship relationships
  • Preparing for and cultivating sponsors
  • Events for groups such as first-generation students and dental residents

See the full list of events and resources on the OCPD website.

The month will be capped off with the Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Mentoring for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars on Jan. 31, which recognizes graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who consistently serve as excellent mentors for their colleagues. This year’s awardees will be announced soon.