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OISE Mentorship Program 

Experience the rewards of mentoring a student. Give advice, make connections and see what you discover along the way

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As OISE alumni, you will receive an email invitation to participate in the OISE Mentorship Program every September. Once signed up, you will be invited to an interactive launch event and receive instructions for connecting with up to two mentees on agreed terms – you decide the duration and format.

To receive our emails, update your contact information!

Program features for alumni in 2022-2023

  • Match with a student interested in your field
  • Meet once a month on your own terms from October to March
  • Discuss your shared interests, industry trends, academic, career and life experiences
  • Learn together at our big virtual launch event, a variety of professional development workshops, and socials!

While your mentorship journey is self-directed, we're always here to provide support. Just send us an email.

Upcoming mentorship events

Resources for mentors


Are you an OISE student? Connect with someone who has walked in your shoes.


Resources for alumni mentors

Support for your mentee

Encourage your mentee to register for services offered by U of T's Career Exploration & Education Office including courses on resume review, interview preparation, job shadowing, career fairs, and more. Point your mentee to our resource list here.

Upcoming mentorship events

RSVP details for exclusive mentorship events are sent to current participants by email.  



February 11, 2023
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
In person

Location details will be shared by email.


Join fellow mentors and mentees for a special Valentine's Day brunch over a yummy buffet, fun and relaxed group games, and other delights. Find details in your inbox. 

"There's nothing better than a friend, unless it's a friend with chocolate!" ― Linda Grayson

November 10, 2022
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Recording available


Join author Leslie-Ann George of EL Empire and OISE mentor Dr. Cindy Sinclair for this interactive writing workshop on modern interview preparation and resume/business writing skills, tailored to a variety of your top career paths.

October 19, 2022
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Recording available


Join OISE mentors Liliana Compagnone and Karen Friedman with guest Jennifer Britton, an expert coach and faciliator, for our first Senior Mentor Coach Initiative event of the year!

Whether you are an experienced OISE mentor or just learning the ropes, we'd love to welcome you to the program and help you become a stronger mentor.

Saturday, Sept. 24
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
In person

Bloor-Bedford Parkette at OISE, 252 Bloor St W


Join us for our first Mentorship in the Park event (in person!) in the Bloor-Bedford Parkette beside OISE and its east corridor at 252 Bloor St. W. Come mix and mingle with fellow mentors and mentees over some complimentary beverages and M&M treats. Friendly faces from our Committee will be there to greet you with picnic blankets and pleasant conversation.
Please bring your own lunch for the picnic! Families are welcome. We're collecting RSVPs via email.

Tuesday, Sept. 20
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Recording available


Save the date for our biggest event of the year! Participants can find details about the event and how to join in your inbox.

The event recording and slide deck has been shared with participants via email.


Read our Program Terms & Disclaimer

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