Preparing Undergraduates through Mentoring towards Ph.D.s

STUDENT VOICES - Helping Latino students’ transition from undergraduate to graduate degrees with an intensive summer mentoring program.

Preparing Undergraduates through Mentoring towards Ph.D.s (PUMP), California State University-Northridge

PUMP students go through a residential and intensive summer program in their transition from lower to upper division courses and undertake research in their senior year. A learning community is formed in the residential program. PUMP now has a vast network of previous students who serve as role models and mentors. Current students familiarize themselves with the process of applying and attending graduate school by connecting with previous PUMP students. The role model becomes a mentor creating an environment that promotes crucial support from within the community.

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