MIT Mentorship Programs
MIT Mentorship Programs support students in the areas of academic performance, social development, leadership, communication, and career guidance. These programs are for undergraduates, grad students, faculty, and are run by administrative offices as well as academic departments:
- The GSC International Graduate Student Mentoring Program helps international graduate students get better acquainted to MIT by matching them with a current graduate student with common interests.
- BioMatrix is a mentoring program for anyone interested in issues related to life sciences and engineering.
- The Alumni Student Mentor Program makes the most of the alumni/student connection. Alumni mentor students on their careers, on study at MIT Sloan, and on many other issues that face students at this stage of their professional development.
- The Women in Physics Mentoring program sets up graduate students in Physics with undergraduate physics majors so they can go to lunch and talk about their shared experiences in the world of MIT physics.
- The MIT Leadership Training Institute (LTI) is an initiative to get in touch with local high school students to boost their leadership skills by pairing them with MIT undergrad mentors. The program focuses on disadvantaged high school students in the greater Boston metropolitan area and is targeting minorities.
- MIT Venture Mentoring Service: VMS supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the MIT community by matching prospective entrepreneurs with volunteer mentors who can boost the probability of a start-up’s success.
- STEM Science Technology Engineering Math: This program recruits undergraduate and graduate students at MIT to partner with families, teachers, STEM Program staff and the community to support local students' personal and educational development.
- BUMP Biology UROP and Mentoring Program: The BUMP offers training and events for UROP Students, graduate student and postdoc mentors and faculty mentors working in the Biology department.
- The Office of Minority Education's Laureates & Leaders Program: The Laureates and Leaders program prepares undergraduate students to pursue graduate studies through mentoring, advising, resources and informational workshops.
- The Office of Minority Education's Mentor Advocate Partnership: a volunteer mentoring program for MIT students that seeks to foster their holistic development along both academic and non-academic dimensions.
- MentorNet is an international E-mentoring program which pairs undergraduate and postgraduate students studying science, engineering or technology disciplines with an appropriate mentor from within the SET professions.
- The Freshman/Alumni Summer Internship Program (F/ASIP) matches participating freshmen with a peer mentor during the academic year and a professional mentor during their summer internship to assist them in exploring their career interests and cultivating their professional skills.
These are just a sample of the mentorship programs happening at MIT and abroad and these should give you a good idea of the variety that exists in the world of mentoring and mentorship programs.