Videos and Podcasts

  • Videos

    Mentee Overview Video

    This quick video covers the basics of the UGA Mentor Program. Through this video, you'll learn about how the UGA Mentor Program is set up, expectations of you as a mentee, how to navigate our website, and how to request a mentor.

    Mentor Overview Video

    This video is a general overview of the UGA Mentor Program for mentors. It is designed to help mentors gain a general understanding of what it means to be a mentor, and how the UGA Mentor Program functions.

    UGA Mentor + Black History Month

    Watch this powerful story to witness the power of mentorship from the lens of our Black students and mentors. #BlackHistoryMonth #mentorshipmatters

    The Moment When

    Listen to this heartfelt message of students sharing their moment when...Discover your moment by joining the UGA Mentor Program at

    Gee Egberi and her mentor's video

    UGA Black Alumni Scholarship Student | Gee Egberi

    Gee Egberi’s scholarship gave her a mentor and model for successfully putting knowledge to work. Now, she’s determined to earn a Ph.D. and an M.D. to help end women’s health inequalities.

    Briana and Kim's Mentorship Story

    This video highlights the mentoring relationship between Briana (student) and Kim (alumni mentor); it perfectly illustrates what mentorship is all about.

    Creating a UGA Mentee Profile

    Watch this brief video to learn how you can create a UGA Mentee profile at

    Requesting a UGA Mentor

    Want to gain insight on the UGA Mentor Program mentorship platform functions? Watch this brief video to learn how students can request a mentor based on their unique identities and interests.

    Accessing UGA Mentor Program Resources

    Watch this brief video to discover the wealth of mentoring resources we have developed to help you maximize your mentoring relationships. Visit to find the resources.

    Navigating UGA Mentor Program Features

    Watch this brief video to learn about all of the UGA Mentor Program features.

    Happy 1st Birthday UGA Mentor Program

    Students share birthday wishes in celebration of the UGA Mentor Program's first birthday, which was on August 21, 2020.

    Connecting the Bulldog family. That's our commitment.

    Happy 1st Birthday UGA Mentor Program from UGA Mentors

    UGA Mentors wish the UGA Mentor Program a Happy 1st Birthday, which was on August 21, 2020.

    Inspiring our students to do more, achieve more, and become more. That's our commitment. Go Dawgs!

    Accepting a UGA Mentor Request

    This brief video shows how a UGA Mentor accepts a student's mentor request via the UGA Mentor Program platform.

    UGA Mentor Skills: Cultivating Trust + Respect

    This interactive virtual session will help mentors and mentees build skill to cultivate trusting, effective relationships. Participants will learn factors that promote trust in mentoring dyads, assess their individual listening skills and learn tools for improving listening, share tips for building trust in virtual mentoring environments, and discover strategies for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in mentoring relationships.

    Laura L. Bierema is Professor, University of Georgia, College of Education, program of Adult Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development, and founding director of the UGA Graduate Certificate in Organization Coaching. Dr. Bierema’s research interests include workplace learning, career development, women’s development, organization development, executive coaching, leadership, and critical human resource development. Dr. Bierema holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan State University and a doctorate in adult education from the University of Georgia. She has over 160 publications, including 10 books and the award-winning text Adult Learning: Linking Theory & Practice. Dr. Bierema is the recipient of multiple research, teaching, and coaching awards including a 2018 U.S. Fulbright Research Scholar Award in Italy; induction into the UGA Teaching Academy, recognition by the MFE COE with the Ira Aaron Teaching Excellence and Collegiality Award, and induction into the Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame in 2021.

    UGA Mentor Skills: Lessons from over 40 Years of Mentoring for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

    In the wake of the recent racial events and racial reckoning in which the country finds itself, there is a greater need for mentoring those who may be different from those we may ordinarily deal with. Have you wanted to help, but aren't sure quite how? Do you even feel like you don't want to do the wrong thing? You don't want to seem uninformed or awkward? Do you want to find a safe space to be able to voice all of this in an effort to make things more comfortable/doable? Come, let's spend some time together working on it. We can pool our experiences, including what I've learned in 40 years of doing this work.

    After viewing this session, you will: - Have a very different way of thinking about diversity - Have the means to analyze your own thoughts and bases for how you deal with others - Discover specific ideas for how to more effectively engage in mentoring and inspiring those different from yourself - Have a deeper understanding of how DEI&B works and how to intentionally contribute to it.

    UGA Mentor Skills: Talking across Differences

    Facilitated by Dr. Janette R. Hill and Raye Rawls, J.D.

    Mentors are faced with unique and disorienting challenges during this time. Finding ways to engage in or convene and lead conversations that challenge our worldview and reflect our differences while allowing us to make connections which will foster strong mentoring relationships.

    This video covers the following objectives: - Reflect on the challenges of engaging across differences - Enhance understanding of our responses to threat and polarization - Explore how you might use dialogue or dialogic practices in your mentoring relationships.

    •Reflective Structured Dialogue (RSD) is an approach we can use to facilitate a process of engagement that can lead to mutual understanding, a foundation for problem solving, collaboration, and unity—indeed, for peaceful and constructive coexistence.

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    UGA Mentor Program

    Watch this video to get more insight about the UGA Mentor Program!

    The Fundamentals of Mentoring Relationships

    Simon Sinek shares why gratitude and repayment are so important in building mentoring relationships.

    Mentors: Through Research, in Practice, and on Reality TV

    Kimberly A. Griffin, an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, speaks about some common pitfalls with mentoring and how to avoid them.

    The Science of Mentorship - Shawn Blanchard

    Through Shawn's heart felt experience and research he has found kernals of truth that define mentorship and displays the application of his findings. From this engaging talk and diagrams you will walk away with the what, why, when, and how the Science of Mentorship works.

    Why Leadership and Mentorship Does Not Need to Fail Us

    In his latest book, Good People (April 2017, Portfolio Penguin) and research initiative, New York Times Best-selling author and entrepreneur turned venture capitalist (founder of ZEFER, co-founder of MiniLuxe, founder of Cue Ball Capital), Anthony Tjan looks at why so many of us are indifferent in the workplace and how the traditional view of leadership need and mentorship fails us – but does not need to.

    Mentorship in STEM for Social Change

    Amy hopes to use her research and platform to promote mentoring initiatives and broadly increase diversity in STEM.

    Requesting a Quick Chat

    Check out this video to see how you can request a Quick Chat (formerly called Informational Interview) with a UGA Mentor!

  • Podcasts

    How to Be a Great Mentor

    Fred Schmalz talks to Kel­logg fac­ul­ty mem­bers Diane Brink and Carter Cast about how to find and devel­op trust­ed sources of career advice.

    Real Talk: A UGA Mentor Program Podcast

    Has the transition to UGA felt overwhelming? Are you not sure how to get involved or what to get involved in on campus? Should you enter the workforce or go to graduate school? These are all questions you may need help answering. We’ll help you have real conversations with experienced UGA Bulldogs who have been in your shoes in order to help you explore answers to your questions.The UGA Mentor Program presents Real Talk, a podcast series featuring authentic conversations between UGA students and mentors on topics that are pressing to students around work, life, school and career. Listen to the types of conversations that you could have in a UGA Mentor Program mentorship here. Real talk for real dawgs.