The College Alumni Mentoring Series engages students and alumni in mentoring relationships to help students determine how their current academic paths coincide with career aspirations. The series is composed of events that help to facilitate students’ understanding of life beyond Penn.
MAP advisors are students who have already declared their major (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) and are enthusiastic and eager to share their experience and knowledge with students considering a similar major. Read more >>
The Graduate/Undergraduate Mentoring Program pairs Penn undergraduates with graduate and professional students to help undergraduates learn first-hand about preparing for, applying to, and succeeding in graduate school. The program currently has mentors in a wide array of fields, including architecture, biology, business, education, engineering, law, medicine, political science, psychology, sociology, and more.
The program provides undergraduates with advising on research opportunities, research funding and helps students connect with faculty research mentors. Additionally, CURF advises on graduate fellowship and scholarship opportunities including the Rhodes, Marshall and Fulbright.
CURF maintains an extensive research directory listing undergraduate and summer and research opportunities. It also provides a directory of, and supports students competing for, national and international fellowships and scholarships. CURF administers the University Scholars and the Benjamin Franklin Scholars programs for highly motivated undergraduates and sponsors numerous talks, presentations and information sessions in addition to offering one-on-one advising.
To speak with a CURF advisor, call 215.746.6488 for an appointment.
The value of research lies in a student's participation in the work itself as much as the product. The experience reinforces and instills mastery of academic skills: how to formulate a question or hypothesis, how to gather evidence, and how to answer that question or test that hypothesis. Read more >>