Being a GiGS MenteeGiGS is open to all students and is dedicated to assisting first-generation, low-income, transfer, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education. Mentees are UC Berkeley students graduating after December 2023 who work with graduate student mentors throughout the academic year to learn about the research landscape, graduate school, complete graduate application materials, and develop goals for post-graduation plans. Benefits Create application materials Receive assistance from mentors on writing personal statements, resumes/CVs, and other graduate school/internship application materials. Form a plan Create a timeline for post-graduate plans, and get help selecting a research program, graduate program or create an alternative plan. GiGS staff will also provide students with a “Life After College” workshop. Workshops and resources GiGS will provide workshops throughout the year on applying to competitive summer research opportunities, writing a personal statement, GRE preparation, funding opportunities and much more. Requirements Be a UC Berkeley undergraduate Must be a student who will not graduate before Fall 2024 and commit to the GiGS program for the full academic year (Fall and Spring) Submit an application and contract Mentees will submit an online application. Please note that space is limited and not all mentees will be selected, although it is our intention to enroll as many students as possible. After selection, mentees will sign a contract stating they will fulfill the requirements. APPLICATION Online Mentee Application Please note: All students should attend the first class on Friday, August 26, 2022, at 1 pm. Application Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2022 Notifications: TBD Meet with your mentor Required to meet with a mentor for a minimum of three times per semester, and are also welcome to meet with GiGS staff. Attend workshops and ceremonies In addition to Friday afternoon course attendance, must attend Orientation, Kick-Off Event, and the End of Year Celebration. Kick Off: TBA End of Year Celebration: date/time TBA There is no GPA requirement or other academic requirements to join as a mentee.