An Unexpected Meetup: Mentor and Mentee Reconnect a Year Later
During a summer internship with Conagra Brands, Aria Morrill (UGA mentee and UGA Mentor Program ambassador) attended the Institute of Food Technologists conference, where she unexpectedly ran into her UGA mentor from Summer 2021, Trey Sanders (BSFCS '09, MS '11). This marked the first time they met in person, and they spent over an hour catching up. Aria said, "Feeling accepted and appreciated in my chosen field, especially as a student at a professional conference, inspires me to work harder to meet my goals and share the power of mentorship with other students. I'm always saying how much this program has changed my life, and I truly mean it."
A Big Change for the UGA Mentor Program
Informational Interviews, an option for you to request mentors for a one-time, 15- to 30-minute conversation, are now called Quick Chats! Quick Chats are a great way to connect with mentors quickly and easily.
Opportunities to Get Involved
Mentorship Matters: How to Get Started | Sept. 7, 5-6 p.m.
Part of the Career Center's Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate, this session will be hosted by mentees in the UGA Mentor Program who will share their experiences with you, and offer helpful tips and tricks to being mentored.
Fall Career Fair | Sept. 28, Noon-5 p.m.
Meet with recruiters about both internship and full-time job opportunities. Please dress professionally and bring copies of your resume. This event will take place at the Classic Center in downtown Athens.
High Rise Challenge | All month
Join the UGA Mentor Program in a friendly competition to see which residence hall has the most students sign up and request a mentor throughout October!
National Mentoring Day | Oct. 27 (all day)
Celebrate National Mentoring Day by submitting stories about your experience in the UGA Mentor Program. Learn how to share your stories below.
Expanding Your Network Through Mentorship Panel | Nov. 16, 4-5p.m.
This program is a part of the Career Center's Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate. We will ask mentor/mentee pairs about their UMP experience and to share advice with students.
Share your experience in the UGA Mentor Program to inspire others to find mentorship or to recognize your mentor. Ways we might highlight your story:
The first 10 submissions will receive a free T-shirt!
New UGA Mentor Program Director
Bethany Blumenshine (BS '11, MED '17, EDD '22) arrives at UGA after many years in the Forsyth County School System where she served as an English teacher, graduation coach, and assistant principal. Welcome, Bethany!
Meet our 2022-2023 UMP Ambassadors.
Interested in becoming an ambassador? Applications open in February.
- Ayoub Abubaker
- Alex Behi
- Kennady Boyd
- Jhenna Daugherty
- Jasmine DeLong
- Audrey Dwyer
- Ashley Gatto
- Khris Head
- Pravalika Irukulla
- Anushka Jariwala
- Pranjal Jariwala
- Rachel Jordan
- Sahar Joshi
- Ben Kemp
- Zairah Khan
- Moira La Fuente
- Elise Lodde
- Josh Lutian
- Micayla Moffitt
- Aria Morrill
- Annie Patel
- Arianna Romero
- Paige Searles
- Nikita Shah
- Elizabeth Williamson
UGA Mentor Program Participation by the Numbers
Number of Mentees: 3,100+
- Number of Mentors: 4,200+
- Total number of Mentoring Relationships formed through the UGA Mentor Program: 3,600+
Number of Quick Chats: 250+
UGA Mentor Program LinkedIn Page
Join the UGA Mentor Program LinkedIn page to keep up with program updates, events, mentoring stories and more.
Ambassadors of the UGA Mentor Program on IG
Follow @ump_ambassadors to keep up with UGA Mentor Program events, updates and more on Instagram.
Real Talk: A UGA Mentor Program Podcast
The UGA Mentor Program podcast features conversations between UGA students and mentors on topics around work, life, school and career. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Advice from UGA Mentor Program Ambassadors
"When deciding if you should do something, do it. If you’re wrong, you learn something; if you’re right, you learn something, too. Joining this program is so worth it! My mentors have helped me look at things from different perspectives and focus on ways I could develop myself and my skills."
-Pranjal Jariwala, UGA Mentor Program Ambassador and Director of the Professional Development and Internal Relations Committee
"My favorite thing about the program is the opportunity to form relationships with different mentors which allows you to learn more things. One piece of advice: you should just go for it! Your mentors have more advice than you would think and can help orient you."
-Elise Lodde, UGA Mentor Program Ambassador
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