Expand Your Network / Mentor


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 ENGAGEDCollege 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 PLACEMENTInvolvement in college mentoring programs improves job placement rates by allowing students to gain a better understanding of the career paths available.
  • CREATES COMMUNITYMentoring allows students to “feel more connected to their school and creates a community culture that is rewarding and engaged.”

How to Find a Mentor and Why You Need One

On your career path, you’re going to need a lot of resources, and a mentor should be at the top of your list. A mentor is someone who can give you all sorts of professional advantages, from sharing life wisdom …

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The 10 Types of People You Need In Your Mentorship Circle

Do you know who’s on your personal board of directors? 

As a successful executive, whether you’re conscious of it or not, you likely have one. Your personal board of directors is the circle of mentors who’ve helped shape and guide …

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How to Engage in Mentorship Opportunities | The Story of Bradley & Robert

Throughout my career, I have been fortunate enough to gain the experience of managing hundreds of people, many of whom I hired as early-career professionals. One of the most rewarding aspects of management is sharing my expertise through mentorship: helping …

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Networking and Job Hunting for Introverts

If you're introverted, then you already know how nerve-racking socializing can be. When you add to that the pressure of job hunting and networking, the entire situation can turn into nothing but sweaty palms and shyness. Fortunately, there are a …

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

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We are located on Level 1 of the Reitz Union.