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Jacobs Undergraduate Mentoring Program (JUMP)

The Jacobs Undergraduate Mentoring Program is a community of engineering students (both undergraduate and graduate) and alumni, who provide support, advice, guidance, and experience to all members.

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End-of-Year Meeting with Alumni and Celebration for Margie Mathewson's Completion of her PhD! Our sincerest thanks to Margie for founding JUMP and helping us build a stronger community at the Jacobs School IDEA Center.

Benefits of Participating in JUMP:

  • Ease the transition from high school or community college to UCSD, or undergraduate to graduate school
  • Mentorship and positive role models at multiple levels: from peers, graduate students, and alumni
  • Networking and guidance from engineering professionals and alumni
  • Tour local companies
  • Professional and career development through interaction with post docs and faculty
  • Be part of a community!

Unique Mentoring Structure:

  • Ladder/Pyramid structure within fields of study
  • Underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores) are paired with upperclassmen (junior or senior), who are then matched with a graduate student, forming a "mentor group"
  • Online Facebook component with dedicated "e-mentor"

Your Commitment:

  • Attend two large group meetings per quarter: in addition to the opportunity to interact with other mentors and mentees, each meeting has a theme which may include networking with alumni, faculty interaction, getting involved in research, etc.
  • Meet casually with your mentor group regularly
  • Prompt response and communication with your mentoring group
  • Attendance at any RSVPed events such as company tours, reception with alumni

JUMP is now full for 2013-14. Fill out this form to be placed on our waitlist.

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If you have any questions about JUMP, please contact JUMP Coordinators Margie Mathewson and Eugene Sato at jump@soe.ucsd.edu.