Why Should I Consider Getting a Mentor?

The Career Resource Center (CRC) offers mentoring programs to connect students to professionals and help foster their learning and development. These connections provide you with access to information, resources, and advice to help you create connections and learn from professionals in your area of interest. Mentors are in a prime position to affect positive change on the preparedness of students. Having a professional mentor also aids students in exploring major and career paths and bridges the gap between students’ educational efforts and their career.

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Career Connections

Career Connections is a professional mentoring program for all students. The program is designed to provide you with direct access to employers, alumni, and other professionals who have expressed interest in serving as a mentor and connection for UF students.

To participate in Career Connections, watch the Career Connections Mentee Guide video and submit the User Agreement at the end of the video. You will be granted access to find a mentor within two business days. If you have any questions you can contact us at Mentoring@crc.ufl.edu.

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Gator Launch Mentoring Program

Gator Launch is a mentoring and education program for underrepresented second, third and fourth-year undergraduate UF students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to network with a mentor in the STEM field as well as participate in professional development activities.

Each fall and spring, you will participate in three 1.5 hour seminars and communicate with your mentor at least three times per semester, in person and via phone/Skype. In the spring semester, you will shadow your mentor for a first-hand experience of a typical day for a professional in your STEM field and you will meet key people in your mentor’s organization.

What does Underrepresented Mean? 

We define the term underrepresented broadly, to include gender, economic status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and any other identities that are not represented in STEM fields.

Application Instructions* 

The application includes personal information and short essay questions. 

  1. Complete the online application.
  1. ResumeWe will need a current version of your resume. It should be a maximum of one page. Please submit your resume to Mentoring@crc.ufl.edu.

Applications are to be completed online. Please send only your resume to Mentoring@crc.ufl.edu.

The deadline for submitting your application is May 31, 2016. Students may continue to be accepted on a rolling basis during the summer. 

*Only applicants interested in pursuing a career field outside of pre-professional or professional program such as medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, or dental will be matched with a mentor.

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