GWE Buddies Program

Are you a returning graduate student who would like to help a first year grad student adjust to Berkeley? Are you a first year grad student who would like an older grad student to answer your questions and show you the ropes of grad school? Join our buddies program!

The purpose of the GWE Buddies Program is to help first year graduate students feel more included in the community at UC Berkeley. This program pairs first year graduate students with returning graduate students in GWE as an informal resource for learning the ropes of grad school.

Program Requirements

  • Attend at least one Grad School 101 workshop together
  • Meet up at least once per month
  • Fill out feedback form at the end of the semester

Program Sign Up

If you are interested in participating in the buddies program, please sign up below by August 31st at 11:59 PM PT.

Returning Graduate Student Sign Up

First Year Graduate Student Sign Up

Important Links

 

Program Timeline

August

  • Sign up for program

September

  • Welcome/speed dating event
  • Indicate buddy preference
  • Buddies pairs sent out

October

  • Pairs are expected to have met up at least once
  • Check the Calendar for GWE events

November

  • Pairs are expected to have met up at least twice
  • Check the Calendar for GWE events

December

  • Pairs must have attended at least one GWE event
  • Pairs are expected to have met up at least three times
  • Program closes for this semester
  • Feedback solicited

Email Kalie at Kalie@berkeley.edu with any questions.