• ChargeOn Mentorship Program

ChargeOn Mentoring aims to foster meaningful relationships between UCF Young Alumni and current UCF students. The connections made in this program will help prepare our students for a successful future and leave a lasting impact on our campus community. While we partner with the 4EVER KNIGHTS student organization on this effort, all students are welcome to apply.


What sets this program apart? Students and alumni are matched based on professional skills that the student has a desire to learn about and alumknight has the expertise to teach. Whether it is networking, resume review or how to nail that next interview this program is designed to be a meaningful experience that helps you develop and hone marketable skills.

Watch the Power of Mentoring with Lori Hunt at TEDxCCS

Alumni

Impact the life of a future alumknight by participating in this year’s program

Our hope is that mentoring will be a positive and enriching experience where you will be able to:

  • Refine your coaching and mentoring skills
  • Develop meaningful connections with current students and provide a positive impact as they prepare to enter the industry
  • Experience a connection with UCF and be in the know of all university happenings
 

Students

Alumni are an invaluable resource. Build a networking of relationships to support you during your education

Having a mentor can contribute enormously to your success in future professional aspirations. Much of the learning that contributes to our success happens not only in the classroom, but through real world experience. Without a mentor, that learning occurs mostly through trial and error. With a mentor, however, even experienced professionals can benefit from the experiences and expertise of someone who has withstood the trial and can help us avoid the error. Similarly, those new to the industry or interested in learning about the industry will discover that being a mentee shortens the learning curve for acquiring the skills and knowledge most critical to a successful career.


Additional skills you can gain from participating are:

  • Learning new things about yourself: The self-reflection that can result from a mentoring relationship can be a powerful growth experience and provide you with new insights about yourself
  • Making more of your strengths and exploring your hidden talents: A good mentor will push you to do more with your strengths
  • Expanding your personal network: Entering a mentoring relationship adds your mentor to your personal network, and may lead to an introduction to the individuals in the mentor’s network
  • A source of referrals: Your mentor may refer you to other mentors once they have a better understanding of your needs, abilities, and goals
 

Key Dates 2020-2021

 

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020: Applications open

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.: Deadline to apply to be a Mentor/Mentee

Sept. 28-30: Mentors/Mentees matched 

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020: Notifications sent to matched pairs

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020: Attend 4EVER KNIGHTS Virtual Trivia Knight with your mentor/mentee 

Jan. 25-Feb. 5, 2021: Complete mid year survey

April 2021: Attend a networking event with your Mentor/Mentee pair

May 2-14, 2021: Complete end of year survey 

 

If you have missed a deadline or have questions, please contact [email protected].

 

Key Dates 2020-2021

 

 

 

 

·         Sunday, August. 23, 2020: Applications open

 

 

·         Friday, September. 25, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.: Deadline to apply to be a Mentor/Mentee

 

 

·         September 28-30: Mentors/Mentees matched

 

 

·         Friday, October 2, 2020: Notifications sent to matched pairs

 

 

·         Thursday, November 5, 2020: Attend 4EVER KNIGHTS Virtual Trivia Knight with your mentor/mentee

 

 

·         January 25- February 5: Complete mid year survey

 

 

·         April: Attend a networking event with your Mentor/Mentee pair

 

 

·         May 2-14: Complete end of year survey

 

 

If you have missed a deadline or have questions, please contact [email protected]

 

 

Resources

 

FAQs

The mentor program for the 2020-2021 academic year will run from October-May.

The deadline to apply to be a mentor or mentee is Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.