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AvenueB is a program designed to increase the participation of students who are underrepresented in Biological Sciences, and those who come from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree.
To better serve these high-potential, low-resource students, we welcome faculty and industry professionals (in the Biological Science fields) to become a mentor. Based on your interests and availability, program staff will pair mentors up with an AvenueB student.
Mentoring assignments are for 1 academic year (September – June)
We recommend touching base at least once a month throughout the academic year to discuss career development topics with your mentee
Mentors should plan to meet with their students monthly via video conferencing, phone calls, or in person, as able
Mentors should expect to spend about 10-15 hours working with their mentee over the course of the academic year
"Serving as an AvenueB Mentor is highly rewarding, I especially enjoy connecting with students from diverse backgrounds as they navigate their first year on campus." - Elva Dias, AvenueB Mentor
“Mentoring was a fun and motivating experience…The time commitment was manageable and the AvenueB team did a great job of communicating expectations.” - AvenueB Mentor and Pharmacist, Kaiser Permanente
“My mentoring experience with the AvenueB students and staff has been very gratifying. It’s been a joy to provide support and guidance to enthusiastic students interested in the medical profession and help them identify resources as they explore their career paths.” - Rakhshi Khan, AvenueB Mentor