Graduate Success Partners (GSP)

A Graduate Success Partner or GSP is a Master’s Student, Gap Year Student or PhD candidate at the University of Michigan. GSPs serve as mentors with third-year and more senior undergrad students in SuccessConnects. GSPs have graduated undergrad and know what it takes to prepare for a career or continued education in graduate school. GSPs work with scholars in peer groups, based on an academic field of interest, and help scholars identify research, internships, senior theses and other projects that prepare students for life after undergrad. GSPs also know what it takes to succeed academically, lead student organizations and on-campus initiatives, and balance the heavy workload of upperclassmen students, and help SC scholars with precisely this balance.

Do you want to impact the lives of third, fourth and fifth-year undergraduates? We want you! The application to be an Academic Success Partner for SuccessConnects opens in the middle of winter semester each year. Contact sharbu@umich.edu for more information.

  • Bri

    • Major: Master of Architecture (M.Arch)
    • Nashville, TN

    In undergrad, I mentored new transfer students during my senior year. As a transfer student myself, I enjoyed helping students navigate a large university system. This fulfilling experience is why I became a GSP at the University of Michigan.

  • Bridget

    • Major: Master of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education, Certificate in Public Health Genetics
    • Ida, Michigan

    I was a mentor at UM during undergrad as well and I found it very rewarding and hoped to continue giving back to the community that helped me succeed.

  • Chevaz

    • Major: UM Medical School
    • Brooklyn, NY

    I had a challenging journey to medical school, but I learned a lot about medical school admissions. I hope to alleviate the pitfalls I ran into and uplift the next group of health care professionals. As a minority in health care, representation and transparency are vital and I hope to convey that.

  • David

    • Major: Medical school working towards an MD in 2024
    • Madison Heights, Michigan

    I am excited about this position as it offers me the new experience of providing a more formal longitudinal mentorship to students. Helping to create the framework in which people can grow and succeed is something I find to be extremely rewarding!

  • Latazia

    • 3rd year Law
    • Nashville, TN

    I completed my undergraduate studies at Georgetown University, double majoring in Government and Justice & Peace Studies. At Michigan, I am the Executive Articles Editor for the Michigan Law Review, a GSI for WGS 270 (Gender and the Law), and a student attorney with the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic.

  • Lauren

    • Major: MD

    I chose to become a GSP in order to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine. I hope to be able to provide the same inspiration, motivation, and support that helped me get to where I am today.

  • Sophee

    • Major: MS in Environmental Justice and MSW in Global Social Work Practice
    • Monroe MI

    I became a GSP to support students who come from a similar background as myself and provide students with access to resources to help them have a fulfilling college experience.