Decrease font size Reset font size Increase font size
Welcome to the OISE Alumni and Friends website



Welcome Students: Join the OISE Mentorship Program

Become a mentee to connect with alumni in your field and build your network

Jump to mentorship for alumni

student mentorship event


As an OISE student, you will automatically receive an email invitation to participate in the OISE Mentorship Program every September.

It is an international mentorship program, and some mentors participate from around the world. Before signing up, please consider your availability over your Fall and Winter terms. Applicants must commit to six online or in-person meetings with their mentor — signing up is a commitment! 

Once signed up, you will be invited to an interactive virtual launch event in late September and instructed to connect with your mentor on agreed terms. 

Program features in 2021-2022

  • Match with an alum in your field
  • Meet once a month from October to March
  • Discuss shared interests, industry trends, career and study experiences
  • Join us at exclusive events, including a virtual launch party and skills workshops

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

Upcoming mentorship events

Resources for mentees

Are you an OISE alum? Experience the rewards of mentoring a student!


Resources for student mentees

Take advantage of U of T Career Exploration & Education services including interview preparation, job shadowing, career fairs, and more. Sign up for these services today!

All students have free access to LinkedIn Learning where you can find helpful tutorials on:

  • Characteristics of a successful mentee;
  • Gaining confidence as a mentee;
  • Building trust with your mentor;
  • And more!

Your mentor is not expected to have the answer to every question. That's okay. Please look to student life servicesinternational experience and new student resources for support.

Upcoming mentorship events

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




Tuesday, Sept. 20
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.




Save the date for our biggest event of the year! Details on how to sign up for the 2022-2023 OISE Mentorship Program will be shared with you via email soon.

Friday, Sept. 23
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
In person




Details coming soon. 




Maximizing Mentorship is a series of 3 workshops that aim to support students in building skills so they can benefit from the mentorship experience. The workshops in this series include:  

  • Defining Mentorship Roles
  • Reciprocity & Expectations
  • Goal Setting & Ending a Mentorship

Stay tuned for training here.


Read our Program Terms & Disclaimer

Proudly sponsored by U of T affinity partner:

Discover the benefits of affinity products!