Undergraduate Mentors

About Undergraduate Mentors

Part of exploring is creating more connections, and some of the best connections you can make are with students who have been just where you are now. That’s the idea behind the Undergraduate Mentor program. 

“I wanted to give back to those around me and help them become successful in their academic careers. Mentoring left such a profound impact on my academic career at Pitt simply because it was a method for me to give back to students.”

—Faiz Kabbinavar (Biological Sciences, BS and History & Philosophy of Science, BA ‘15), Undergraduate Mentor


Read about Faiz Kabbinavar's experiences as an Undergraduate Mentor.

Undergraduates who are motivated by their own personal research experiences become peer mentors to share their passion and expertise with other students, faculty members, and the entire campus community. The goal is to promote and cultivate more research projects and creative activity beyond the classroom from more Pitt students. Undergraduate Mentors can help students new to research navigate the landscape, get started, and get connected with the right resources on campus.

Contact an Undergraduate Mentor


Meet the 2017-18 Undergraduate Mentors (UMs)! Learn about the current UMs, and make an appointment to discuss your own academic curiosity.


Become an Undergraduate Mentor

Each spring, the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity seeks Undergraduate Mentors for the following academic year. Undergraduate Mentors are compensated as student employees. 

The OUR will seek Undergraduate Mentors in spring term 2018.