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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 from October to March
  • Discuss your shared interests, industry trends, study and career experiences
  • Learn together at our virtual launch event, workshops and meetups 

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.  



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.

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.

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


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.

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


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.

December 22, 2022
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


Unwind this holiday season with OISEMP! Join fellow mentors and mentees for a special holiday social over hot beverages and delightful conversation.

Details coming to your email soon. 


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