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Mentor Network

The best advice you can give is that which shapes the future of others.

The “Mentor Network” is a subgroup of the UW Oshkosh Alumni group on LinkedIn that the Alumni Relations Office created as a platform for current students to connect with alumni and professionals for networking and career development opportunities.

With the Mentor Network one can:

  • Build professional relationships between students and alumni.
  • Learn about personal and professional development.
  • Share knowledge, perspectives and valuable resource information.
  • Discuss career opportunities.
  • Coordinate networking opportunities.

What is LinkedIn?

More than 85 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities. Many alumni and students find that having a LinkedIn account is a valuable resource for learning about career opportunities and gaining professional contacts.

LinkedIn is a professional social network that allows its users to:

  • Stay informed about your contacts and industry.
  • Find the people and knowledge you need to achieve your goals.
  • Establish your professional profile online.
  • Stay in touch with colleagues and friends.
  • Find experts, ideas and opportunities.


While we anticipate facilitating some discussion in the “Mentor Network” subgroup, it is our hope that the student-mentor relationships will develop to one-on-one discussions regarding professional experiences, knowledge and career opportunities, as well as networking opportunities. To obtain your free LinkedIn account, sign up at

How do I join the "Mentor Network"?

  • Log onto your LinkedIn account.
  • Click on the groups tab and search for the “University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni” LinkedIn group.
  • Request to join the group. It usually takes 3-5 business days for approval to join the “University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni” group.
  • Once you are a member, hover your cursor over the "More..." tab and select the "Subgroups" link in the drop down menu. It will load a page that will take you to the "Mentor Network" subgroup page and click "Join Subgroup." Then you're in!

If you have any questions about this process, please e-mail

by schrod69 — last modified Dec 11, 2015 10:20 AM