Videos and Podcasts

  • Videos

    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 Alumni 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 identity 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 Alumni Mentors

    UGA Alumni 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!

    Mentor Skills: EMPOWER: Leader Making Using a Strengths Based Approach

    One goal of mentoring is to strengthen the skills, competencies, and abilities of students. However, getting some students to engage, particularly if they identify with an underrepresented population, can be difficult for even the most skilled mentor. Grounded in motivational and transformational leadership theories, this webinar will introduce the R.I.S.E. model of mentoring, which stands for Respect, Influence, Support, and Empower. Participants will learn how to manage capacity-building relationships by employing context-specific strategies that encourage substantive engagement using this practical model and coaching strategies to strengthen the relationship and empower mentees to tap into their leadership ability.

    Accepting a UGA Mentor Request

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

    Mentor Skills: Strategies to Support Students through Crises

    Mentors help students to manage stress by offering a sense of stability, the opportunity to process emotions, and an example for how to cope using healthy behaviors. Students also have a wealth of resources available to them to navigate stress events. This webinar will highlight those resources and offer tools to have the conversation about getting connected to them.

    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.

    2020 Alumni Kickoff

    We hosted a UGA Mentor Program: Alumni Kickoff on 8.25.2020 to provide more information about the program, to share 4 mentoring testimonails, and upcoming events/features.

    Mentor Skills: Start with the Why: Purpose Centered Mentoring

    Mentor Skills: Strategies for Mentoring International Students: Become a Cultural Mentor

    Mentoring an international student can be an incredibly rewarding opportunity. However, inherent challenges exist when communicating and building relationships across cultural difference – whether that be due to differences in language or due to differing cultural value sets. While these hurdles may seem daunting or dissuading, they are actually very easy to navigate and overcome. Join Justin Jeffery, Director of International Student Life at the University of Georgia, as he outlines various tips and best practices to assist cross-cultural mentorships. Justin will pull on his experience living abroad, his 10 years of working with international student populations, and his academic course on intercultural communication that he teaches each semester, to provide participants a solid foundation to support mentors engaging with international student mentees.

    Mentor Skills: Communicating Effectively in STEM Mentoring Relationships

    Participants will improve their abilities to: • Identify different communication styles, including how these styles manifest in stressful situations • Provide constructive feedback

    Bio: Erin Dolan is a Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Innovative Science Education at the University of Georgia. As a graduate student in Neuroscience at University of California at San Francisco, she volunteered extensively in K-12 schools, which prompted her to pursue a career in biology education. She teaches introductory biology and biochemistry. Her research group studies science research environments as contexts for undergraduate and graduate students’ psychological and social development within the scientific community, including the roles of mentors and the mechanisms by which they influence mentees’ personal and professional development. She just finished a decade of service as Editor-in-Chief of the biology education journal, CBE – Life Sciences Education (

    Mentor Skills webinar

    Mentor Skills: Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    This mentor skills webinar highlights the importance of establishing mentoring relationship with those who are different from ourselves. It will build your diversity literacy by talking about the difference between diversity and inclusion, and identifying and avoiding the barriers to inclusive relationships.

    Dr. Kecia Thomas previously served as the Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and African-American Studies at UGA and as the Senior Associate Dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. She is an expert in the Psychology of Workplace Diversity.

    UGA Mentor Program promo video

    UGA Mentor Program: Promotional Video

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

    Mentor Overview Video

    Requesting an Informational Interview

    Check out this video to see how you can request an 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 UGA alumni 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 with a UGA alumni mentor here. Real talk for real dawgs.