Expand Your Network / Mentor

Mentorship

Mentorship is an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from an experienced individual. These interactions provide educational and professional development connections that can enhance your industry knowledge or career preparation. Mentorship practices vary, but the most important facet is the relationship created between mentor and mentee. Mentorship can be short term or long term, through a formal setting (i.e. coordinated through a program) or informal conversations. This is a great way to build your network and develop professionally in an industry or occupation.

Benefits of Mentorship


  • MORE ENGAGED-College graduates are almost two times more likely to be engaged at work if they had a mentor who encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams.”
  • JOB PLACEMENT-Involvement in college mentoring programs improves job placement rates by allowing students to gain a better understanding of the career paths available.
  • CREATES COMMUNITY-Mentoring allows students to “feel more connected to their school and creates a community culture that is rewarding and engaged.”

Join Gator Network – The Gator Nation Mentorship Platform


Gator Network is the official University of Florida online community for UF students and alumni to connect for networking, professional development, and virtual access to the Gator Nation.

Gator Network allows you to build your professional network and connect with the Gator Nation in exciting new ways. Including:

  • MENTORSHIP-Find the best mentor for you based on your preferences
  • GROUPS-Join online communities based on career interests and affinity
  • FEED-Follow content and join conversations with fellow Gators
  • DIRECTORY-Filter the member directory to network with classmates, peers and alumni

Sign up at pronetwork.ufl.edu today!


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Career Resources

Mentorship is an opportunity for professional exploration and development.

Contact & Location

Phone
352-392-1601
Address

J. Wayne Reitz Union
Suite 1300
PO Box 118507
Gainesville, FL 32611-8507

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

We are located on Level 1 of the Reitz Union.