Mentorship Initiatives

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Whether you want to connect with a mentor or be a mentor to other students, you can find opportunities throughout UB.

Student Professional Development

Mentoring provides a personalized approach to professional development for students. Based on feedback from actual employers, our Mentorship Initiatives team crafted unique opportunities for students to build and apply their skills, participate in resume-worthy experiences, and connect with peer and professional mentors to ensure that they are confident when entering their careers.

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NACE Competencies

Why have the opportunities that we do? Most of our opportunities are based on the NACE Competency Model of Student Professional Development, so we know that these experiences will provide you with the right type of learning and skill-building to be prepared for employment. The NACE Competencies are...

  • Career and Self-Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology
Take Your Leadership to the Next Level!

With great mentoring comes great leadership. Next Level - A Leadership Mentoring Experience is a half-day conference designed for student leaders. Guest mentors from Leadership Buffalo and UB’s Distinguished Visiting Scholars will help facilitate this interactive experience.


Find a Mentor Be a Peer Mentor

Be a Peer Mentor

Give back to your community and other UB students by becoming a Peer Mentor. You’ll help others explore career paths and discover their purpose while you build your mentorship skills. Choose from a variety of programs to help you learn how to be a mentor, including:

  • Outreach programs
  • Workshops
  • Training
  • Certificates
  • Micro-credentials

UB’s peer mentoring experiences include a variety of programs, both inside and outside of the Student Engagement office. Check out some of the options available for you!

Micro-Credential and Certificate Programs

Looking for a way to streamline your experiences and earn recognition? Our Micro-Credential and Certificate Programs are designed to help students get resume-worthy experience to build skills and competencies that can be applied in academic courses and future careers.

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