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Staff Mentorship Program

Mentor and Mentee

Learn how mentees are matched with seasoned staff mentors to formulate and begin acting on a career plan. Meetings are once a month, for about an hour, over six months.


The Career Connection Staff Mentorship Program provides the opportunity for seasoned staff to share their knowledge and experiences with Career Connection participants to ensure that they will be equipped for the next phase of their training by developing a career path that readies them to become leaders or to excel in their chosen field.

UC San Diego (Campus, UC San Diego Health System, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography) has a workforce of over 20,000 employees located throughout San Diego.

Launched in 1996, the mentorship component of the Career Connection program matches staff mentors and mentees based on their interests and experiences, and provides assistance with goal setting, job satisfaction, job enhancement and lateral or upward mobility.

To Register

To register and complete your mentor or mentee profile, visit mentorship.ucsd.edu.

The Fall 2018 session will begin on October 1, 2018. The deadline to register for this session is Thursday, September 27, 2018. All mentee registrations received after this date will be included in the Spring 2019 session.

Duration: Participants will meet with their mentor once a month, for about an hour, over a period of approximately six months. Matches are made twice yearly (once for the Spring/ Summer session and again for the Fall/ Winter session).

Mentor Benefits

Mentor relationships are a fantastic opportunity to use your talent, knowledge, and ideas to make a difference in another person's professional growth and development. As a mentor, you will find yourself being a guide, a networking resource and a coach reinforcing positive accomplishments. You have the opportunity to encourage and guide a fellow employee in a direction that will enhance their career.

UC San Diego staff employees (and retirees) who participate as mentors benefit from:

  • Mentor training and other resource information on new career development programs.
  • Personal contacts throughout the University by attending Career Connection Networking mixers.
  • Recognition by Career Connection with a certificate of appreciation.
  • Visibility to their respective UC San Diego Vice Chancellor with a letter from Career Connection stating his/her contribution on behalf of a fellow UC San Diego employee.

Mentee Benefits

UC San Diego staff employees who participate as mentees benefit from:

  • Guidance, direction, advice, and encouragement from a mentor as professional confidante.
  • Formal and informal networking opportunities.
  • Development of an effective credential package for that desired job or career.
  • Recognition by Career Connection with a certificate of appreciation.

Note: this page has a friendly link that is easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/mentorship