From left: PSS mentors and protégés Marianne
Sullivan, Ed Brodka, Domenic J. Licata, Holly Acito, Joe Mantione
(standing), Leah Feroleto and Jennifer Murray. Photo: Nancy J.
Parisi for the Reporter
Mentoring is an extremely beneficial career development tool
that the University at Buffalo can leverage given your
participation! Studies have shown that having a mentor is a top
factor affecting an employee’s success, career satisfaction,
and whether they stay with an organization. With your participation
as either a mentor or a protégé, the University at
Buffalo can be stronger professionally.
The goal of the program is to provide formal or informal
mentoring to UB Professional Employees. The program will match
protégé with mentors from UB’s professional
staff who have the experience, knowledge and insight that assists
the protégé in meeting their goals. These goals may
be in career, leadership or professional development areas,
skills/organizational development, project completion, community
involvement, exploring issues such as interpersonal relationships
or goal setting. Active mentoring supports employee goals and
development, and ultimately, UB’s mission.
If you are interested in learning more about the program or
participating, contact Ed
Brodka, the Mentoring Committee Chair. You will be contacted
with more information about the program. If you decide to continue
we will gather some information from you that we need to get the
process started. Mentoring relationships tend to run about a year
but our hope is that you will develop a long-term professional
relationship as a result of this program.