Find Your Five Mentors and a Sponsor (Zoom)

This workshop is offered once per year in the winter.
This workshop is intended for graduate students and postdocs at all levels.

Everyone will tell you that mentorship is important, but how does a student or postdoc find mentors? In this workshop, we'll discuss the types of mentors there are and you'll identify which ones you need to develop your mentoring team. We'll then discuss how students and postdocs establish, maintain, and even end mentoring relationships and how resources like can help. Finally, you'll brainstorm a plan to build the community you need for success.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Define what mentorship is and describe the benefits of mentorship
  2. Categorize 5 different types of mentors every student and postdoc needs
  3. Analyze what types of mentorship you have in your own life
  4. Identify which mentors you need to seek now and why
  5. Develop different strategies to find your mentors


Naledi Saul, MPM
Director, Office of Career and Professional Development






This program is part of the Manage Up series.


UCSF is committed to making its facilities, activities and events accessible. To request accommodations for this event, please contact Trish McGrath ([email protected]) at the Office of Career and Professional Development at least one week before the event.