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Connections Student Mentoring Program

Mission

The Connections Student Mentoring Program connects UNF students to supportive faculty and staff who can help them integrate socially and welcome them into the Osprey family. The program aims to assist students in the process of making positive choices in their daily lives by guiding, challenging, supporting, directing, training, motivating and advising them towards the fulfillment of their goals. 

 

Mentor Duties and Responsibilities 

The Intercultural Center for Peace is seeking individuals interested in volunteering to be mentors to first time in-college students at UNF. Mentors will work with a student mentee to share their knowledge and experience in order to help the student better enjoy their time at UNF. 

 

Mentors play the following rolls:

  • Trusted Consultant: Helping the mentee reach her/his goals.
  • Coach: Guiding the mentee to explore new ways of thinking and working.
  • Confidant: Teaching the mentee about UNF and making them aware of the resources that are available to them.
  • Role Model: Being a strong example for the mentee to help develop life skills.
  • Adviser: Sharing personal experiences and life lessons to help the mentee solve daily problems.
  • Educator: Helping the mentee to learn and develop practices that can be applied in the future when the program is over.

 

Qualifications and Time Commitment

Mentors must be faculty or staff at UNF. They must be available for a year-and-a-half commitment, or until a particular goal has been reached. The mentor and mentee may continue to work together after the year-and-a-half commitment, especially if the partnership has been productive and beneficial for both parties.

 

Testimonies

[My mentor] has introduced me to important people and she has given me good advice about being more social.”— Anonymous, Student Mentee.

 

I think we’re gonna be a great fit, not exactly major wise, but [my mentor's] gonna be a huge help.”—Anonymous, Student Mentee.

 

“We have started to get to know each other better and develop our relationship more. We have worked on her goals…[my mentee] is a great student and has been wonderful to work with. We have talked about internships, research, and grad school.”—Anonymous, Mentor. 

Contact Information

To apply as either a mentor or mentee, click the following links and fill out the relevant application:

 

Mentee Application Form

Mentor Application Form 

 

Completed applications can be submitted via mail or in person to the following location:

 

Intercultural Center for Peace

Founders Hall (Building 2), Suite 2100

 

For further information, please contact ICP at (904) 620-2528.