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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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alumni mentorship event

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.

To receive our emails, update your contact information!

Program features in 2021-2022

  • Match with an OISE student interested in your field
  • Meet once a month from October to March
  • Discuss your shared interests, industry trends and career experiences
  • Learn together at our virtual launch event, workshops and exclusive seminars 

Upcoming mentorship events

Resources for mentors

Whether you're assigned one mentee or two, your time committment remains the same. We encourage you to schedule meetings when all participants can attend together. Meetings can be any length or format that is mutually convenient.

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

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


Resources for alumni mentors

Support your student mentee

Encourage your mentee to register for workshops and services offered by U of T's Career Exploration & Education Office, including courses on resume review, interview preparation, job shadowing, and career fairs. Students can sign up for these services here.

Upcoming events for mentors and mentees

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



Webcast available




Learn about your role as a mentor in the OISE Mentorship Program and meet fellow participants at our virtual launch party!

The event recording has been emailed to all participants. Can't find our emails? Please contact us.

Webcast available




Join award-winning mentor Liliana Compagnone and coach Karen Friedman for a fun, evening alumni networking event just for mentors. Meet our new Senior Mentor Coaches and improve your mentoring skills. Check your email for details.

Postponed - TBD




Join OISE alum and U of T faculty member Dr. Cindy Sinclair with author Leslie Ann for a new professional and creative writing workshop for mentors and mentees.

Learn how to think critically, reflect, analyze, plan and produce effective writing that transfers your thoughts into texts in the academic, working and creative world. Participants should come prepared to engage in a virtual writing exercise.

Bring a pen, paper and beverage of your choice!


Read our Program Terms & Disclaimer

The OISE Mentorship Program is proudly sponsored by MBNA,
a U of T Affinity Partner.

Discover the benefits of U of T's affinity products!