Leadership Connect

Become a Mentor

Be the mentor you needed at the beginning of your career

87% of mentors and mentees feel empowered by their mentoring relationships and have developed greater confidence (Source

Leadership Connect is a way for you to meet and mentor the young, talented professionals from the University of South Florida. Students are hand-selected by the Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership. As a local Tampa Bay professional, you can offer unique insights into your personal career path and the opportunities for graduates here in the area. Your knowledge and experience will inform and inspire mentees who are looking to improve their professional confidence.  

Benefits of Mentoring

Develop meaningful relationships, personal connection to USF talent, pass on valuable life knowledge, give back to the community

Leadership Connect is a six-month mentorship program for undergraduate students from the Muma College of Business and the Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership and local Tampa Bay professionals. Professionals from all industries are welcome. Leadership Connect has four cohorts per year with start dates in February, May, September, and November 2021. Mentors and mentees will be paired based on each student’s professional goals and mentor experience.  


  • Six-month program 
  • Two, one-hour meetings per month  

Learn More and Apply

Interested in becoming a mentor with Leadership Connect? We’d love to meet you and answer any questions you may have. Please fill out this Info Form so our Program Coordinator, Bekah Vigil can be in touch to schedule a 15-20 minute meeting. 

Schedule a chat with Bekah