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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 GEMS@ucf.edu.

Hear our current mentors share their experience