Becoming a Mentor

The Executive Mentor Program is structured and designed with the limited schedule of a hard-working executive in mind, and the time commitment required is typically no more than an hour or two per month.


A Mentor's Role

Serving as an executive mentor provides an opportunity for business executives to share their professional experience, knowledge and skills with UWF students who are preparing to enter the business world. The mentor will act as a coach and role model to support a student with his or her personal and professional growth. The program provides a golden opportunity for executives to counsel and influence the next generation of business leaders.

Being a mentor provides personal satisfaction as well as the ability to increase the workforce readiness of future recruits. As mentors, executives help students clarify and achieve their personal and career goals, through sharing support, along with offering friendship and professional advice. Volunteer mentors are executive-level business people who agree to communicate with students at least once per month through the academic school year.

Mentor Responsibilities

  • Be available to students for monthly meetings at the workplace or other business venue
  • Provide support and encouragement
  • Help students clarify goals
  • Offer guidance and constructive criticism
  • Provide introductions and access to key business circles
  • Demonstrate qualities successful business leaders possess

Mentor Qualifications

We ask that executive mentors possess more than 10 years of business and professional experience, business ethics and integrity and a network of friends, colleagues, and co-workers that can be called on as resources to assist the student. Interested professionals will complete the Executive Mentor Program application.

Apply to Be an Executive Mentor (PDF)

If you are a UWF College of Business student and would like to request a mentor, please visit Requesting a Mentor.

We are very thankful for the remarkable business executives who are current mentors, giving their time and energy to help UWF students prepare to enter the business world.

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