The Undergraduate Mentorship Program (UMP)

The UMP aims to match interested undergraduates with appropriate graduate student mentors in the History Department. The graduate mentors serve as friendly, approachable sources of informal guidance and first-hand practical advice about such matters as paper and thesis writing, bibliographic searches for particular fields, off-campus research project logistics, foreign travel, and graduate school applications and experiences. They do not replace Staff or Faculty advisors. They provide a different kind of professional service, one that complements and supplements the more formal kinds of guidance that both Staff and Faculty already provide. Participation in the UMP is entirely voluntary on both sides. Once matched, the mentor and mentee will each sign a contract. We anticipate that they will then usually meet up once or twice a semester. To participate in the program as a mentor or mentee, please complete the appropriate form via the links below and submit it.