UTSC Partners in Leadership Alumni Mentorship Program

"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction" 
– John C. Crosby

The goal of the UTSC Partners in Leadership Alumni mentorship program (PIL) is to tap into the vast professional experience of U of T Scarborough alumni to help our graduating students transition from student life to work life and assist in strengthening their self-image and vision of their possible futures.

With PIL we aim to provide experiential learning for our students by infusing our alumni community and resources into student life, in order to enrich the overall student experience. It will be an opportunity for you to be matched with UTSC students over a six-month period from November to April and help with their transition from student to graduate.

We are excited to announce that we are now coordinating our program through our new exclusive online community, UTSC Connect!  In addition to mentorship programming, the platform offers many of other opportunities to connect with fellow students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends of the University, and many others. 

For students, if you are entering your final year and would like to participate as a mentee, you must first contact E-Lin Chen at elin.chen@utoronto.ca (who will provide you with next steps) and take part in one of our orientation sessions. 

For our alumni, we thank you for your interest in being a mentor. This year's mentor applications are now closed but please keep an eye on our newsletter in summer 2024 to sign up for the 2024-25 PIL mentorship program.

if you would like to reconnect with UTSC and make a difference in the life of a current undergraduate as a mentor in the program, please fill out the following form and one of our team members will connect back on next steps.

Read an article on the 2020 program, and its impact for soon-to-be grads during the pandemic.


2023-2024 Program Year (Important dates and activities)

Friday, September 29, 2023 5:00 p.m.

Student mentee and mentor application close

*Friday, October 20, 2023 5:00 pm Extended mentee application deadline closing date

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Thursday, October 12, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Student mentee information/orientation sessions. Attendance at one session is mandatory
Friday, October 27, 2023   Administrators will complete the matching process
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Program Launch Event (in-person) 
Thursday, February 22, 2024 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.  Professional Development Session (virtual)
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Program Closing Event (in-person)



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UTSC Alumni Relations