A mentor is a wise and trusted friend, a coach, a motivator and a guide all at once.
The University of Toronto Scarborough welcomes interested alumni from all professions and career fields to join the program and share their vision, experiences and energy with our undergraduates.
Find out what our students had to say about their mentors and the program:
"The program has been great so far. My mentor has been very helpful in giving me insight and advice on the workforce. I think the best thing about the Mentorship program is that you're paired up with a UTSC Alumni. They have been in your shoes and have experienced your fears, worries, and concerns on choosing future careers after graduation. I'm looking forward to future activities planned for us."
"The Alumni Mentorship Program presented me with an excellent opportunity to share my apprehension of the transition into the workplace after graduation and establish a lasting relationship with a UTSC alumnus. My mentor shared helpful advice of the services our campus offers graduating students, as well as various websites that are good for searching career opportunities. I also was able to network with various alumni in the program and pick their brain about the questions I had. The Alumni Mentorship Program is a great tool available for graduating students."
"The Partners in Leadership Program is made up of a small group of mentors, with various backgrounds, and a common trait: success; the mentees are a group of equally diverse students, who also share a common trait: excitement. Bringing these two together gives the program a vibe of youthfulness and excitement. I was really thrilled to take part in this program, as I always wished I had someone to tell me if I am doing things right or wrong, or simply to help me think of my future career in strategic steps. Above all, this program is also a place where you can network and build meaningful professional relationships. I highly recommend it to anyone: you have nothing to lose but everything to gain!"
Nivethika Thambithurai (HBA 2010)
"So far my experience with the program has been really eye-opening. Although my mentor isn't in the same line of work that I plan to pursue, he's had a lot of interesting experiences through his school, work and volunteer experiences, and he has shared with me some of the different lessons and values he has learned along the way. As I am in the last years of my undergrad right now, it's really reassuring to have the support of a mentor who charted a path from UTSC to the work world, and can give me constructive feedback as I try to carve my own niche out from all the options available to me."
"I am thoroughly enjoying the program thus far. My mentor is amazing. We keep in relatively constant contact, she helps me by providing resources that I would find useful and she's always there if I need to chat. Overall, I'm very pleased with how the program is progressing, from career skills workshops to networking events. I look forward to things to come."