The Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association (ChEGSA) offers a mentorship program to all prospective applicants to the Ph.D. program in chemical engineering, particularly those who may face unique challenges in their pursuit of higher education.

Hear from students who participated in the program

We recognize that individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those who identify as from underrepresented groups, may face various obstacles in accessing educational opportunities and resources. With the mentorship program, ChEGSA is actively working to remove these barriers and create an inclusive environment where every student can thrive.

Applicants are paired with a current ChemE graduate student who has volunteered as a mentor. The mentorship program consists of the following:

  • Mentor and mentee spend at least one hour in informal conversation before the application deadline.
  • The mentor reviews and provides constructive feedback on their mentee’s CV and application essays.
  • The mentee receives an application fee waiver.

A form for prospective applicants who are interested in being paired with a mentor will be posted in the fall. Spots in the mentorship program are limited, and early application is encouraged.