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 that hire students like you, our Mentorship Initiatives team crafted unique opportunities for students to build and apply their skills, to participate in resume-worthy experiences, and to connect with peer and professional mentors to ensure that they are confident when entering their careers.

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


Find a Mentor Be a Peer Mentor

The right mentors can help you build your skills, grow your network and gain confidence. At UB, we can help you make valuable connections with faculty, staff, and peer mentors on-campus, as well as in the greater UB community.

You can search for a mentor in your area of interest, major, or future career field.

Certificate Programs

Looking for a way to streamline your experiences? Our Certificate and Micro-Credential Programs are designed to help students get resume-worthy experience to build skills and competencies that you can apply in your courses and future career.

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