Academic Partnerships & Initiatives
Matthew Waller
Chief of Staff, Student Affairs

The goal of this this semi-structured mentoring program is to connect students who are interested in exploring a career in Student Affairs with practitioners from the Division of Student Affairs at UGA. The Student Affairs Undergraduate Fellows Program supports career exploration, personal and professional development, and mentoring relationships through monthly meetings and opportunities to network. Mentors and fellows are paired based on professional interests and will attend monthly meetings. In addition to the formal meetings, mentors and fellows are encouraged to meet and communicate regularly outside of these meetings to meet the goals they set for their mentoring relationship.


Applications are currently being accepted for the Student Affairs Undergraduate Fellows Program.  Deadline to apply is October 14, 2022.

Outcomes: Student Affairs Undergraduate Fellows will

  • Set goals and expectations for your own learning as a Student Affairs Undergraduate Fellow and for your mentoring relationship.
  • Describe the mission and organizational structure of UGA Student Affairs within the broader context of the history and purpose of student affairs.
  • Discuss ethical decision making and reflect on your own decision-making processes.
  • Develop and practice professional networking skills.
  • Identify your current career goals and strategies/resources to achieve those goals.
  • Develop and reflect on your interpersonal cultural competency skills.

Monthly meetings:

  • September: Introductions and Program Overview
  • October: Goals and Expectations, Overview of UGA Student Affairs
  • November: Graduate School Applications and Assistantship Search
  • December: Networking Skills
  • January: Student Affairs as a Profession; Current Career Aspirations
  • February: Early Career Expectations and Experiences; Graduate School
  • March: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in Student Affairs
  • April: Your Area of Interest: Next Steps
  • April: Reflection and End-of-Year Celebration

All meetings will be held one Tuesday per month from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Memorial Ballroom Conference Room


Michele M. Howard, Ed.D
Senior Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs- Student Experience