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Mentor Network

Co-sponsored by Career Services and the UB Alumni Association, the Mentor Network (established in 1991) has a volunteer base of 450+ alumni, parents, and employers from around the globe who serve as a resource to UB students and recent graduates, offering their perspective on career choice, internships, job searching, continuing education and professional advancement. Our mentor volunteers answer students' questions about a variety of career related topics, including:

Mentors play a significant role in the career education of UB students, who are learning to make good decisions, as well as conduct themselves professionally. They are also an invaluable resource for alumni seeking a career change or relocating to a new city.

How It Works

Anyone with an interest in helping UB students and graduates is eligible to become a mentor, regardless of career area, academic background, or geographic location. Most of our mentors are UB alumni, but we also have a number of UB faculty, staff, parents, employers, and members of the community participating in the program.

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Tips for Mentor Volunteers

Mentor Network Etiquette

Follow Up

After an interaction with a new mentee, complete the Mentor Volunteer Evaluation Form to tell us about your experience. Your feedback is valuable to us so that we can manage the program effectively and address any concerns you may have.

Student Testimonials

  • "It was the best experience I've ever had through UB. I would suggest this program to all students." - Melissa Wisner, BA English
  • "Very informative and helpful in providing direction for career development." - Robert Bollinger, BS Chemical Engineering
  • "The alumnus brought me some pertinent articles about resume preparation and supplied some important contact names and numbers of the WNY community. I give our meeting an A+." - Clare Reardon, BA Communication
  • "The Mentor Network is able to direct me to what types of positions to seek because I have no experience. This is a great way to gain confidence in beginning a job search." - Debra Harden, BA Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Questions or Concerns

If you have additional questions or concerns related to your participation in the Mentor Network, contact Kristi Fields at (716) 645-4630. You may discontinue your participation in the Mentor Network either temporarily or permanently at any time; we understand our volunteers are busy people and are not always able to sustain their involvement indefinitely.

Note: If you encounter any uncomfortable situation (such as a student/alumnus asking you to help them get a specific job, or is making any other inappropriate requests), please notify Career Services so that we can address the issue.

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