Alumni Connect Mentorship Program

As a master’s student at the University of Chicago you will be assigned an advanced doctoral preceptor who will serve as your primary academic advisor. In addition, all students have the opportunity to work with our Career Services professionals, who advise students on all issues related to careers, including resume building, networking, job searching and interviewing.

MENTORSHIP

If you are a MAPSS student, you may also find it helpful to have the mentorship of a recent graduate of your program who can share their experiences at UChicago and serve as a resource. The mentorship initiative, Alumni Connect seeks to facilitate partnerships between current students and recent graduates of the MAPSS program.**

If you choose to participate we will provide you with an Alumni Mentor who can help you navigate challenges that arise during your time at UChicago. Unlike preceptors and other program staff, Alumni Mentors are able to draw upon their own recent experiences as students to address challenges such as how to:

  • thrive as a first-year graduate student
  • develop social networks at UChicago
  • establish successful study habits
  • navigate the campus and take advantage of its numerous resources
  • participate in and foster an inclusive campus environment

As part of the Alumni Connect program, you can expect to meet and/or correspond with your mentors on a regular basis and to join your mentors and other Alumni Connect mentees for a variety of remote social events.

HOW TO JOIN

Due to high demand, registration is now closed. However, if you did not submit your initial registration survey and would still like to take part in the Alumni Connect program, please register through this alternative link: a waitlist has been created and we will be update you of any changes. If spots become available, we will assign them to students on the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis. 

A mandatory Kickoff Event will be held remotely on September 26th, 2020, 8am-10am CDT. At this Kickoff, interested students can learn more about the program, register, and meet Alumni Mentors. Program Coordinators Samantha Fan and Cate Fugazzola will be available to answer your questions.

MEET THE MENTORS

To learn more about this year’s mentors, please the MACSS Alumni Connect Mentor directory. For mentors in the MAPSS program, please visit the Alumni Connect Mentor directory.

For more information, please contact MAPSS Assistant Director, Samantha Fan at sfan@uchicago.edu, or Johnson Instructor in Sociology, Cate Fugazzola at cfugazzola@uchicago.edu.

**Currently, Alumni Connect is only open to MAPSS and MACSS students. CIR students should go here for more information about the CIR 2nd year specialization program. Please contact Michael Reese with any questions.

PAST MENTORS

2019-2020 Mentors

Name (by last name)

Current Email 

Current Position/Career

Stanislaw Banach

sbanach@berkeley.edu

History PhD Student, University of Cambridge

Sara Corley

   

Rosemary Cook

rosemarycook@uchicago.edu

Program Coordinator and Analyst, UChicago Campus and Student Life

Jin Deng

jin.deng@chicagobooth.edu

Research Professional, UChicago Booth School of Business

Bhargav Desikan

   

Katie Furrow

furrowkatie@gmail.com

Senior Research Analyst, Ipsos

Sarah Jensen

sarah.jensen@chicagobooth.edu

Lab Manager, Booth Center for Decision Research

Peitong Jing

pjing@nd.edu

Comparative Politics PhD Student, University of Notre Dame

Samhitha Krishnan

 

Project Manager SSA Beyond Schools Lab 

David Arbelaez

arbelaez@uchicago.edu

Research Analyst,  UChicago Urban Labs, Applying to PhDs in Sociology for Fall 2021

Hannah Madison

   

Ikiltezilani Mazehuani

ikiltezi@uchicago.edu

Program Manager, UChicago Katz Center for Mexican Studies, Applying to PhDs in Sociology for fall 2021

Shehan McFadden

shehanemcfadden@gmail.com

Research Associate, Clinical Outcomes Solutions

Kelsey Pagorek

kelsey.pagorek@gmail.com

UX Researcher, Bold Insight

Stewart Rivers

   

Ruben Rodriguez

rrodriguezbarron@uchicago.edu

Politicial Science PhD Student, UChicago

Helen Galvin Ross

hgalvinross@uchicago.edu

Political Science (political theory) PhD Student, UChicago

Shan Shan

shanshan6190@gmail.com

JD Student, Duke Law

Adam Shelton

   

Emily Simpson

   

Pantelis Solomides

   

Tiffany Wu

tiwu@uchicago.edu

Research Analyst, LEAP Innovations

Feng Ye

fengye@uchicago.edu

Anthropology PhD,  UChicago

Pearl Ye

pearly.zihua.ye@gmail.com

Psychology PhD Student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Lienong (Lennon) Zhang

lenzhang1996@gmail.com

Audience Research Intern, Lincoln Park Zoo, Applying to PhDs in anthropology for Fall 2021