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Make a difference in a colleague’s life: Become a UCOP mentor

Was there someone influential who helped you earlier in your working life — or did you always wish there was? Would you like to help a colleague grow and develop in their career? If so, have you ever considered becoming a mentor?

The Fall 2017 UCOP Mentorship program is looking for people like you! We hope to recruit 40-50 potential mentors in order to establish 25-30 solid mentor-mentee matches.

Mentoring works because we do most of our learning by observing successful models; you can be that successful model for a UCOP mentee. Not only will you be assisting a mentee to expand their professional knowledge and skills through coaching and guidance, you will also be sharing your talents, skills and experience.

Mentors commit to meeting one-on-one and/or via teleconference or video conference with their mentee over a nine-month period. No prior experience is necessary, but you should:

  • be in a job classification of Managers and Senior Professionals (MSP) Grades 23 and above, or Senior Management Group
  • have held a leadership role for at least two years
  • have at least one to two hours per month to commit to a mentee

For more information about the qualities of a mentor, the program timeline and mentoring process, please visit our website. To express interest in becoming a mentor, please email by Friday, July 28.


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