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Welcome Students: Join the OISE Mentorship Program

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

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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 launch event in late September and instructed to connect with your mentor on agreed terms. 

Program features for students in 2022-2023

  • Match with an alum in your field
  • Meet once a month from October to March
  • Discuss shared interests, industry trends, career and academic 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. - 1:00 p.m.

Recording available



Save the date for our biggest event of the year! All participants have now been matched. Find important details about the event and how to join in your welcome package. 

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 mentees and mentors 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.

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.

November 10, 2022
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
In person



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. Register on CLNx!

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



Unwind this end of term and start your winter right! Join fellow mentees and mentors for a special holiday social over hot beverages and delightful conversation.

Details coming to your email soon. 



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