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GEMS is a mentorship program for incoming EXCEL first-year students. This mentorship program pairs EXCEL upper-division students (mentors) with first-year EXCEL students (mentees). The program provides opportunities for networking with role models (from academia and industry) and social events to increase the bonds between the EXCEL first-year students, older peers, faculty and UCF staff involved with the EXCEL program.

Applications for mentors are accepted each spring. Mentor selection for the 2022-2023 academic year is closed at this time. Applications for the next academic year will be available in January 2023. Questions can be directed to

Hear our current mentors share their experience