Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program

BUMP Group of Students

The Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program (BUMP) creates opportunities for incoming students in the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida to be guided through the many facets of university life by an experienced student leader. BUMP focuses on developing the holistic student by fostering a community that facilitates academic, professional, and personal growth.

For more information, visit the BUMP website.

Six Pillars of BUMP

  • Academic Success
  • Career Development
  • Cultural Awareness & Diversity
  • Leadership Development
  • Navigating University Life
  • Personal Growth

Become Part of BUMP

In order to participate as a BUMP Mentee or Mentor you must be able to commit to being present at several events and sessions throughout the semester. The schedule for these events will be released prior to the application process.

For more information, visit the BUMP website.

Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2019-2020 BUMP Advisory Board. Applications open Monday, February 25th, 2019 and close on Friday, March 15, 2019 at noon. Please make sure to read through the entire application as some of the advisory board positions might have changed. If you have any questions or concerns, please email the BUMP Program Director/Advisor. We look forward to reading your application.

Advisory Board Recruitment Timeline
  • Fri March 15 at Noon- Application Closes
  • Sat March 16- Interview Time Notifications (emailed)
  • Mon March 18- Wed March 20: Interviews
Advisory Board Position Descriptions
Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for supporting and developing the members of the Advisory Board, the strategic vision and goals of the program, and serves as the main representative and advocate for BUMP. They also act as the liaison between the Program Advisor and Advisory Board as well as between BUMP and the Warrington community.

Director of Mentor Development

The Director of Mentor Development oversees a group of mentors each year. The Director of Mentor Development is responsible for organizing, planning, and facilitating mentor meetings. The Director of Mentor Development’s purpose is to serve as direct point of contact for mentors to discuss their experience in the program and encourage the development of mentorship skills.

Director of Mentee Development

The Director of Mentee Development has the privilege of overseeing a new class of mentees each semester. The Director of Mentee Development is responsible for organizing, planning, and facilitating biweekly mentee meetings. The Director of Mentee Development’s purpose is to serve as direct point of contact for mentees to discuss their experience in the program.

Director of Internal Communications

The Director of Internal Communications effectively serves as the liaison between the Advisory Board, the mentees, and the mentors of the program. They are responsible for monitoring all avenues of communication and ensuring all members are informed of program requirements and events.

Director of Engagement

The Director of Member Engagement is responsible for creating a community within BUMP and working to create a meaningful mentorship experience for both mentees and mentors. Through the planning and organizing of socials, retreats and icebreakers, the Director of Membership Engagement is responsible for creating a BUMP network that aims to connect business students from diverse backgrounds.

Director of Recruitment

The Director of Recruitment’s primary role is to ensure the program receives high quality applicants through designing a recruitment plan which includes plans for marketing the program to prospective mentees and mentors. After the application process comes to a close, the Director of Recruitment is responsible for selecting the most qualified applicants followed by pairing the mentors and mentees.

Director of Marketing & Technology

The purpose of the Director of Marketing and Technology is to help build BUMP’s presence in the business school and establish continuous growth for the program. Marketing serves as an important piece for the program because it promotes the organization, establishes a brand, allows members to connect with the organization, and enables future growth.

Director of Alumni Relations

The Director of Alumni Relations serves on the BUMP advisory board to bridge the gap between alumni and current members. This bridge occurs between alumni that have graduated the program and are still students, as well as alumni that have graduated from the university. This position serves to provide resources for members of the program that better deliver a professional and personal growth journey.

Spring 2019 Mentee Applications are open and will close on January 22nd at noon.

Mentee Eligibility
  • Any Warrington College of Business Freshman, Sophomore, or New Transfer Student
  • Ability to commit to fully engage and take advantage of everything BUMP and your BUMP Mentor has to offer
Mentee Mindset

Unlike other CLP Programs or student organizations, the main development and heart of the program occurs as a mentor and mentee pair outside of structured meetings, trainings, and events. Therefore, it is important to be able to effectively manage your time and make your BUMP mentor a priority.

  • Meet with your mentor approx. once per week, but no less than every two weeks. Most pairs meet at least once per week.
  • The more you put into this experience, the more you will benefit, learn, and grow.
Mandatory Dates

All meetings are held from 6:00-7:30PM in Heavener Hall 160 unless otherwise noted.

  • Thursday, January 31st 6-7:30 p.m. Mentee Orientation
  • Sunday, February 3rd 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. BUMP Retreat
  • Thursday, February 7th 6-7:30 p.m. Mentee Meeting #1
  • Thursday, February 21st 6-7:30 p.m. BUMP Social #1
  • Thursday, March 14th 6-7:30 p.m. Mentee Meeting #2
  • Thursday, March 21st 6-7:30 p.m. BUMP Social #2
  • Thursday, March 28th 6-7:30 p.m. Mentee Meeting #3
  • Thursday, April 4th 6-7:30 p.m. BUMP Social #3
  • Thursday, April 4th TBD BUMP Awards & Wrap-Up

Attendance at one social event is required.

Mentee Recruitment Timeline
  • Thursday, January 17th: Business Bash (stop by the BUMP table and meet some advisory board members)
  • Tuesday, January 22nd at noon: Mentee Application Deadline

For all questions, please email BUMP. We look forward to seeing your application!

2019-2020 BUMP Mentor Applications will close on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at noon.

Mentors are selected for a 2 semester commitment (fall and spring).

Mentor Eligibility
  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or combined degree (Warrington undergrad) business or accounting major
  • Any Transfer Business or Accounting major, whom has been on the UF campus for at least 2 semesters
  • Ability to commit to participate as a BUMP mentor both Fall 2019 and Spring 2020*

*Study Abroad, Internships, and Graduation are exceptions. Please contact the BUMP Advisor if you would like to participate, but cannot fulfill the role both semesters.

Mentor Mindset

Unlike other CLP Programs or student organizations, the main development and heart of the program occurs as a mentor and mentee pair outside of structured meetings, trainings, and events. Therefore, it is important to be able to effectively manage your time and make your BUMP mentee a priority.

  • Meet with your mentee approx. once per week.
  • The more you put into this experience, the more you will benefit, learn, and help your mentee grow.
Mandatory Events

Dates TBA.

  • Mentor Meet and Greet
  • Mentor Orientation
  • Retreat
  • BUMP Social Event
  • Mentor Mid-Semester Meet-Up
  • Mentor Think Tank
  • Semester Awards and Wrap-Up
Mentor Recruitment Timeline
  • Thursday March 28th at noon: Application Deadline
  • Saturday March 30: New Mentor Interview Notifications (emailed)
  • Monday April 1- Wed April 3: New Mentor Interviews
  • Monday April 8: Notification Emails
  • Thursday April 18: Mentor Meet and Greet