Become a Mentor

The 2019-2020 Mentor Application deadline has passed. Applications for GOALS 2020 will be available in early 2020. 

About the GOALS mentorship program

Ongoing mentorship during the year following the summer research trip is an important part of the GOALS experience. GOALS scholars will be paired with a mentor from GOALS (UCD graduate student, undergraduate student, or staff). The purpose of this mentoring relationship is to provide scholars with resources and guidance during their transition after high school graduation, whether they are going to college or pursuing a different education/work route. Topics will include deadlines for applications/scholarships, highlighting resources (FAFSA, etc), STEM career path ideas, and encouragement. GOALS will provide all mentors with a training workshop, mentorship resources, and support.

Requirements for mentors

    • Be UC Davis affilliated
    • Attend mentorship workshop (half day in June, date TBD)
    • Attend pre-trip orientation hike (June 15, 2019) to meet mentee and family
    • Bi-monthly in-person meetings after trip (starting Sept) with availability by text/email/phone for questions arising between meetings
    • Submit feedback on the mentoring process/resources and what went well or didn’t