Mentor Network

When researching majors, careers, or graduate programs, it is always helpful for students to talk to someone who has "been there." UWRF alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of UWRF with varied majors and careers have volunteered through the Mentor Network to talk with UWRF students about their careers.

Join the UWRF Mentor Network

LinkedIn
Find the UWRF Mentor Network on LinkedInlink

Step 1: Create a LinkedIn account, then join the group "University of Wisconsin-River Falls Career Services."
(Tips: Build a Professional LinkedIn Profiledocumentlink)


Step 2: Join the group "University of Wisconsin-River Falls Mentor Network."
(Tips: Using LinkedIn to Network Professionallydocumentlink)



How do I go about interacting with a Mentor during an Informational Interview?

See pages 3-4 in the Networking and Informational Interviews handout for step-by-step instructions.

Mentors may be open to sharing the following

  • General career information
  • Informational interview by phone/email
  • Informational interview in person
  • Job Shadow (half or full day)
  • Conduct mock interview of student
  • Guest speaker at a club or meeting
  • Serve on a college advisory committee
  • Provide tour of organization

Suggested topics for discussion

  • Exploring career options
  • Changing careers or relocating
  • Discover skills required for work in your field
  • Discover what the typical work-day is like in your field
  • Learn about the job market in your area
  • Graduate school questions
  • Selecting a major field
  • Developing an internship or summer job in your field

Who are the Mentor Network members?

The Mentor Network includes alumni, graduate students and friends/employers of the UW-River Falls community who enjoy exchanging ideas, advice, and knowledge of career paths developed through their work, education and volunteer experiences.

When researching majors, careers, or graduate programs, it is always helpful for students to talk to someone who has "been there." UWRF alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of UWRF with varied majors and careers have volunteered through the Mentor Network to talk with UWRF students about their careers.

Accessing the UWRF Mentor Network
LinkedIn
The Mentor Network is now on LinkedInlink

Step 1: Create a LinkedIn account, then join the group "University of Wisconsin-River Falls Career Services."

Step 2: Join the group "University of Wisconsin-River Falls Mentor Network."



Mentors may be open to sharing the following

  • General career information
  • Informational interview by phone/email
  • Informational interview in person
  • Job Shadow (half or full day)
  • Conduct mock interview of student
  • Guest speaker at a club or meeting
  • Serve on a college advisory committee
  • Provide tour of organization

Suggested topics for discussion

  • Exploring career options
  • Changing careers or relocating
  • Discover skills required for work in your field
  • Discover what the typical work-day is like in your field
  • Learn about the job market in your area
  • Graduate school questions
  • Selecting a major field
  • Developing an internship or summer job in your field

How do I go about interviewing a Mentor?

See step-by-step instructions on page 3-4 of the Effective Networking and Informational Interviewsdocument handout.

Who are the Mentor Network members?

The Mentor Network includes alumni, graduate students and friends/employers of the UW-River Falls community who enjoy exchanging ideas, advice, and knowledge of career paths developed through their work, education and volunteer experiences.

 

 

Build a professional LinkedIn profiledocumentlink

Using LinkedIn to network professionallydocumentlink

Conducting an informational interview (see pages 3-4)


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