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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 virtual launch event and receive instructions for connecting with up to two mentees digitally on agreed terms – you decide duration and format.

To receive our emails, update your contact information!

Program features in 2021-2022

  • 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 exclusive seminars 

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, Mar. 1
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.




A session led by Chantal Brine, CEO at EnPoint Mentorship for both current and interested participants of the OISE Mentorship Program.

This session will:
1) Share best practices on how to start and build relationships with a mentor or mentee.
2) Provide expert tips on how to maximize the benefits of mentorship at OISE.
3) Demonstrate the value of relationship-building to career growth overall.
4) Provide guidance and inspiration on how to maximize the gains of participating in a mentorship program.

All alumni are welcome. Join us!

Thursday, Feb. 24
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.




Join OISE alum and U of T faculty member Dr. Cindy Sinclair and her colleague Leslie Ann, author and STEM ambassador, for a new writing workshop designed for OISE mentors and mentees.

In both student life and work life, effective writing is a crucial element to success. Poor quality academic papers, assignments and dissertations can lead to unsatisfactory grades and disappointments. Poor expression of thoughts in the workplace can lead to unrecognition and missed opportunities.

In this session, learn how to reflect, analyze, plan and produce effective writing that transfers your thoughts into texts in academia and the working world. Participants should come prepared to engage in a virtual writing exercise. 


Read our Program Terms & Disclaimer

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