FAU'S Professional Mentor Program
The Professional Mentor Program is a module within OWL CareerLink you can use to network with FAU alumni and employers. The program provides currently enrolled FAU undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to be mentored by industry representatives. You can ask them about their career path, major or seek job search advice. Professionals share their career experiences through Informational Interviews (via telephone, meeting in person or e-mail) and through on site visits. Students can learn first hand about a career by observing and learning directly from mentors through Job Shadowing, visiting a mentor in the workplace. To access the Professional Mentor Program, create an account in OWL CareerLink. Once your account is active you can log in and choose the “Mentor” tab to browse a list of participating alumni and employers. Search for professionals in your career field. Ask questions such as “What is a typical day like working in your field?” “How did you get this position?” and “What skills do you look for when hiring?” You will sometimes find majors that do not directly correspond to certain careers. Ask professionals how they made the connection. Contact the Career Development Center with questions or to learn more about the mentor program. The Professional Mentor Program is offered in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations.