On 10/04/19, GAP held their second mentoring session of the year with the first-year students of the department. The overall theme was stress management, where GAP took the opportunity to hear how their first year has been going so we can figure out if there is anything that can be done to alleviate their stress or help them out in any way.
One thing we discussed was how to figure out if professors are looking for graduate students. GAP just published a list of the status of professors, which can be found here.
The focus of the mentoring sessions has broadly been about receiving feedback about how the first-year best practices are being implemented, something that GAP worked on last year. GAP is committed to following up with this best practices list, and if there is anything that is not being implemented, we will do our best to fix the situation.
Best of luck to the first years during the rest of the semester, and we will see everyone at the next mentoring session!