• 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 development skills that the student has a desire to learn and the 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.

Alumni

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

 

If you are interested in serving as a young alumni mentor (32 and younger), please follow the instructions below. The application deadline for the 2022-2023 academic year is Sept. 25, 2022.

  1. Sign up on UCF Knights Network
    • Select Alumni Affiliation.
    • Answer Yes to the question: Are you applying for the ChargeOn Mentorship Program? 
    • Select your First, Second and Third choices on areas you can help your mentee develop.
  2. Complete your Profile.
  3. Wait to be matched!
    • You will receive an email notification after applications close and you have been matched between Sept. 26-30.
  1. Visit UCF Knights Network
    • Click Edit Profile.
    • Scroll to "Other Information" and answer the first four questions.
    • Don't forget to save.
  2. Update your Profile:
  3. Wait to be matched!
    • You will receive an email notification after applications close and you have been matched between Sept. 26-30.

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

 

If you are interested in having a mentor, please register and complete your profile today. The application deadline for the 2022-2023 academic year is Sept. 25, 2022. 

  1. Sign up on UCF Knights Network
    • Select Student Affiliation.
    • Answer Yes to the question: Are you applying for the ChargeOn Mentorship Program? 
    • Select your First, Second and Third choices on areas you can help your mentee develop.
  2. Complete your Profile.
  3. Wait to be matched!
    • You will receive an email notification after applications close and you have been matched between Sept. 26-30.
  1. Visit UCF Knights Network
    • Click Edit Profile.
    • Scroll to "Other Information" and answer the first four questions.
    • Don't forget to save.
  2. Update your Profile:
  3. Wait to be matched!
    • You will receive an email notification after applications close and you have been matched between Sept. 26-30.

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
 

FAQs

Program Timeline

  • Applications Open – August 29, 2022
  • Applications Close – September 25, 2022
  • Match Week – September 26-30, 2022
  • Meet Your Match – October 3-7, 2022
  • Program End – May 1, 2023

Program Schedule

  • Mentorship Milestone 1: Knights Give Back – October 22, 2022
  • Mentorship Milestone 2: Career Webinar – November 9, 2022
  • Mentorship Milestone 3: Career Webinar – February 15, 2023
  • Mentorship Milestone 4: Career Webinar – March 21, 2023
  • Mentorship Milestone 5: End of Year Survey – April 24-28, 2023

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

    The mentor program for the 2022-2023 academic year will run from October-May.

    The deadline to apply to be a mentor or mentee is Sept. 25 at 11:59 p.m.

    You can find mentorship resources in UCF Knights Network

    Watch the Power of Mentoring with Lori Hunt at TEDxCCS

    Questions? Email us at [email protected].