Upcoming Events

The Importance of Social Belonging & Strategies to Create a Sense of Belonging for Everyone

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm | Dinner Provided
Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall C | 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

Human beings have a strong need for social belonging, or a sense of connection to others and the feeling that one is an integral part of one’s environment. Belonging is associated with increased well-being and persistence in the face of challenges. Belonging can be particularly fraught for first generation folks, and other individuals who may be underrepresented in higher education. This workshop will give a brief overview of the literature on social belonging and provide space for participants to share their stories. We will also discuss evidence- and experience-based strategies to increase one’s sense of belonging, or to provide support to others who may be struggling.

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Past Events

2018-19 Mentor/Mentee Match Event

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | New Start Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall C | 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

It’s time for our annual Mentor/Mentee Match! At this meeting, we will introduce mentors and mentees to each other in an active musical-chairs type speed-dating event! (No worries. Everyone can participate and everyone is a winner.) We’re not just looking for professional mentors, but life mentors as well; our goal is to introduce mentors to mentees who have similar professional or life interests.

Mentors - Are you able to serve as a 1:1 mentor this year? If so, we’ll ask you to participate.
Mentees - Are you looking for a professional or life-skills mentor? If so, join us!

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2018-19 Celebration Event

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 5:30-8:00pm
Arrillaga Alumni Center, Dwight Living Room | 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305

The 1st Generation Mentorship Program is combining our 2017-18 year-end closing celebration and our annual kick-off to have one big celebration.

Please join us for a fun celebration of mentorship & community at the 1st Generation Mentorship Program 2018-19 Celebration Event on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres, and wine and beer will be served. Business casual attire is recommended. Students and mentors, please RSVP if you’re able to attend. This event is closed to the 1st Generation Mentorship Program Community.

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Impostor Syndrome workshop

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 6:00-7:30pm
Li Ka Shing Center, LK120 | 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

Dr. Terrance Mayes, Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, UC Irvine Health System

Am I a fraud? Are they going to discover that I am not as smart as they think I am? Have you asked yourself these questions? Likely. High achieving and successful people (like graduate students and postdocs) often feel like impostors when confronted with the competitive aspects of academia and in working closely with so many other intelligent and talented people. During this workshop, we will explore the impostor syndrome phenomenon and develop strategies to combat it through the cultivation of increased confidence and resilience.

This event will be closed to the 1st Generation Mentorship Program community.

Panel Discussion and Dinner

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 6:00-7:30pm
Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall C | 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

We know all too well the challenges of navigating academic spaces when you are the first! Please join us for dinner and listen to stories from our wonderful 1st Gen community. Our Panel Discussion and Dinner event will take place on Tuesday, May 8th at 6pm in LKSC, 2nd Floor, Berg Hall C. Dinner will be provided and the panel will be moderated this year by one of our biggest first gen champions, Dr. Robert Harrington, Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine.

Kick-off Mentor Match Event

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 5:30-8:30pm
Coupa Cafe, Golf Course | 198 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Palo Alto, CA 94301

The 1st Generation Mentorship Program is a community of Stanford Medicine students, faculty, alumni, and staff, who are either the first in their family to attend college/graduate/professional school and/or are the first in their families born in the United States. The work of the 1st Gen program is to build a strong community network for our first-generation students, helping to enrich the Stanford Medicine community by promoting a sense of belonging and enabling students to navigate medical school more effectively. Our goal is to provide first-generation students with broadened academic and professional networking opportunities and advocacy through continued mentorship.