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.
The application includes personal information and short essay questions.
- Complete the online application.
- Resume – We 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.