Undergraduate Mentors

Meet the 2017-18 Undergraduate Mentors (UMs)

Undergraduate Mentors are your personal advocates who help actualize your personal academic interests. They connect peers to programs, opportunities, and resources to more deeply engage with research, creative expression, and scholarship. UMs hold appointments to discuss your own academic curiosity and to develop your personalized education path. 


Drop by Curiosity Hours!
Every Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, the Undergraduate Mentors host Curiosity Hours - a drop-in office hour for any students seeking peer advice on research or creative projects. We'll buy you a cup of coffee!


Become an Undergraduate Mentor

The Undergraduate Mentors are paid student employees with prior or current research, creative, or scholarly experience. They serve 4 weekly hours assisting peers, developing programs, and UTA'ing for  First Experiences in Research. Applications open each spring term, and position start each fall. 

"I wanted to give back to those around me and help them become successful in their academic careers. Mentoring left such a profound impact on my academic career at Pitt simply because it was a method for me to give back to students.” —Faiz Kabbinavar (Biological Sciences, BS and History & Philosophy of Science, BA ‘15)

Application available in Spring 2019