Career Services

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

Find the UWRF Mentor Network on LinkedIn

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

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

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.

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