MENTORSHIP & ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
SDSU Provides Various Opportunities for First-Gen Students to Benefit from Academic Enrichment & Mentorship.
Provost Undergraduate Mentoring Program
The overall goal of the Provost Undergraduate Mentoring Program (PUMP) at SDSU is to support the overall success of first-generation college students across the university by connecting students to faculty/staff mentors who can assist them with their academic journey.
Contact Information: Angel Rocha, Coordinator, Provost Undergraduate Mentoring Program
Location: Administration Building, AD 101
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Program
The SDSU Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program is an intensive
undergraduate research training program, which prepares students for direct entry
into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) or behavioral science
Ph.D. programs. The mission is to improve the participation of historically underrepresented
students in the sciences and increase the number of underrepresented students who
matriculate directly to a Ph.D. program.
Contact Information: Brittnie Bloom, Program Manager
Location: Geology, Mathematics, Computer Science (GMCS)-322C
Maximizing Access to Research Careers Program
The Maximizing Access to Research Careers Program (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training
in Academic Research (U*STAR) is sponsored by the National Institutes of General Medical
Sciences (NIGMS). The program provides support for undergraduate students who are
underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to improve their preparation
for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. levels.
Contact Information: Thelma Chavez, Coordinator, LSAMP, MARC, MSP
Location: Geology, Mathematics, Computer Science (GMCS)-322B
Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Engineering Program
The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Engineering Program (MEP) supports underserved students to become the engineers and physical science professionals urgently needed in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) industry to compete in today’s global marketplace.
AZTEC MENTOR PROGRAM
The Aztec Mentor Program (AMP) provides students an individual mentor who is an established alumni/professional in the San Diego area or in other parts of the world. Mentors provide guidance on career-related topics such as interviewing, networking, graduate school, and more! The program is open to eligible juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all majors. The program runs during the Fall (Aug. - Dec.) and Spring (Jan. - May) semesters.
Contact Information: Heather LaPerle, Associate Director for Experiential Learning
Location: Career Services, Student Services East (SSE) - 1200
TIPS ON FINDING A RESEARCH MENTOR
Additional resources on how to find a research mentor in any major are available HERE