Multigenerational Mentoring (MGM) Program



Applying for Graduate School this fall? Overwhelmed by the process? Need guidance on your application?

If so, the Rutgers University – New Brunswick Sociology Department’s
Multi-Generational Mentoring (MGM) Program Graduate Application Boot Camp
is for you!!


The Grad Application Boot Camp is designed to:

  1. Assist undergraduates currently applying to graduate programs in the social sciences with the preparation of their application materials.
  2. Provide students not currently in the application process with useful information about the application process.

The Boot Camp will be held on Saturdays October 21, October 28, and November 4 from 10am-3pm in Davison Hall Room 127 (Douglass Campus).

The morning sessions (10am-12pm) will consist of the following panels:

  1. October 21: Current graduate students discuss how to efficiently navigate the application process and what to expect in graduate school.
  2. October 28: Sociology Department Chair, Dr. Paul McLean, and Graduate Director, Dr. Steven Brechin, discuss what makes an application stand-out and providing information on the Sociology graduate program at Rutgers.
  3. November 4: GradFund representative, Teresa DelCorso, discusses funding graduate education.

The afternoon sessions (1pm-3pm) will consist of one-on-one meetings with graduate student mentors providing feedback on application materials using Donald Asher’s Graduate Admissions Essays: Writing Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice (copies provided).

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for each session. You may attend as many sessions as you like.

The MGM Program is funded by a Project AGER grant, the Sociology Department, and the Graduate Union of Sociology Students. There is no cost for students who wish to participate in the program.

To apply for the program:

  1. Complete the form at by Wednesday, October 18.
  2. If you also want to receive feedback on your application materials (i.e. personal statement and CV), you must submit them by Wednesday, October 18 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in order to receive feedback at the first session.

If you have any other questions, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to working with you!

Brittany Battle & Teja Pristavec
MGM Program Director & Assistant Director