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Tips for Mentees Using The UA Career Network

Mentoring can help nurture the professional and career development of University of Arizona students. Through Career Services and the UA Network, hundreds of UA alumni and current students have the opportunity to connect with each other, based on shared academic and occupational interests.

Why Should I Have a Mentor?

Mentors can offer a wealth of knowledge, especially to college students who are at a point in their lives where they are doing some major decision-making.  People of various ages have mentors. No one knows everything, but there is always someone who has the answers that you need. UA alumni are uniquely familiar with your college experiences, and those in your major can offer specific advice and perspectives about next steps, graduate school and/or career decisions. An alumni mentor is also in a position to share their related professional experiences with you, possibly provide networking opportunities, as well as provide a listening ear as you are working through your plans. It’s also important for mentees to be open to sharing their ideas and prepared to receive objective feedback.

How Can I Find a Mentor?

UA Career Services, in partnership with the University of Arizona Alumni Association, has created an exclusive peer-to-peer networking system to allow Wildcats to connect and gain career insights and advice: The UA Career Network. It is a useful tool to find UA alumni in other cities, in your sorority or fraternity, in your major or in your career field. And of course, current students can use it to find a mentor. You will need to complete your UA Career Network profile before beginning your search.