我们人民的指导

由Jennyfer Galvez-Reyes

几个月前,我发现自己想知道我将如何通过这个即将到来的循环申请毕业生。对某些人来说,申请并不是那么重要。他们有一个妈妈,爸爸,多个导师去寻求帮助。对于像我这样的人,一代大学生出生于贫困线或低于贫困线的移民父母,这似乎是一个不可能的任务。你谁在寻求帮助?

It got me thinking about my undergraduate application process. High school counselors and teachers guided and mentored me through the application process. I was also a part of大学比赛洛杉矶一位提供高收入学生的组织,提供免费定律准备,大学旅游以及申请大学和经济援助的帮助。它真的拿了一个村庄让我去威廉姆斯学院。

While at Williams I had one mentor in particular that not only took an interest in my success at Williams but also ensured that I had a game plan for achieving both my short term and long term goals. Along the way, especially towards the end of my time at Williams I met professors that understood me and really saw me. All of me. I may not have had the opportunity to be academically mentored by a professor who looked like me in the STEM fields, but seeing her as a professor on tenure-track at Williams did more for me than she will ever know.

这让我回到几个月前,当我对研究生院申请流程的关注到我最好的朋友时,我会担心。我申请生物化学和化学生物学计划的我的一位朋友之一就是与我分享她从申请过程中学到的一切。第二个朋友将申请医学院,因此没有关于研究生院申请流程(博士)的很多知识,建议我调查Cientifico Latino。Cientifico Latino aims to make the application process easier by pairing applicants with a mentor, either a PhD student or a post-doctoral fellow in a specified field, who will guide the mentee through the application process. Because my relationship with my current laboratory is tenuous, I sought out my former Williams mentor and he suggested这Women+ of Color Project(WOCP)。WOCP为对物理科学和数学的颜色妇女组织了三天的研讨会,提供了50名女性+色彩+直接指导,100名妇女+色彩+追随研讨会的录音。

As I continue preparing for the graduate school application process, I’m constantly reminded of the value and importance of mentors and mentorship. Mentorship can be difficult to find and definitely requires two-way interest. I sought out every mentor that I’ve formed a relationship with and it was immensely helpful when my mentor had a strong desire to share their knowledge with me and invest in me. Professors, friends, and/or coworkers can all be possible people to form a mentor/mentee relationship with. Mentors don’t necessarily have to be 50 years old and a full professor. Personally, many of my mentors are people around my age. A different way to meet mentors is through mentorship programs. Cientifico Latino and WOCP are just two of many programs available to aspiring STEM graduate students. For example苏(5)为传入物理和天文学研究生提供支持和指导。Project SHORT致力于支持研究生院和卫生前申请人。这Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science(萨纳斯),Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students(ABRCMS), and生物植物所有组织会议每年为茎干的少数少数民族学生,并提供不同的资源,可能包括指导计划。

虽然毫无疑问,申请过程是令人生畏的,但它也可能有机会找到你的人民。当你失败时,会振作起来的人,当你冒充综合征威胁接管时,让你想起你的价值。重要的是,不仅要拥有导师,而且还可以将知识传递给我们之后的人。就像Toni Morrison一样完美地放了它,“当你得到这些工作时,你一直如此出色的训练,只要记住你的真正工作就是如果你是免费的,你需要释放别人。如果你有一些力量,那么你的工作就是赋予其他人。这不仅仅是一个抢手糖果游戏。“到达并帮助那些追踪的人。通过您希望您拥有的信息,您需要的资源,您了解的工作列表。委任和社区是成功的部分,即在为像我们这样的人设计的空间。尽管对我们和经验缺乏考虑,但我们有一个愿意愿意互相帮助的社区进入这些空间。

Jennyfer Galvez-Reyes

Jennyfer Galvez-Reyes

Jennyfer Galvez-Reyesis an aspiring chemistry professor. She hopes to use her chemistry and Latinx Studies education to teach chemistry in a culturally relevant way. Her research interests lie at the intersection of chemical biology and ethnic studies. Jennyfer is passionate about making STEM diverse, inclusive, and equitable through advocacy and education. She enjoys doing her make-up, listening to music, and spending time with her friends.

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