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OISE Mentorship Program for Students 

Connecting you with diverse and experienced alumni. 

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

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

Program features (UPDATED FOR COVID-19):

  • One-to-one matching with alumni in your field

  • Meet once a month online

  • Opportunity to discuss shared interests and experiences

  • Virtual launch event, workshops and exclusive webinars (photos)

Once signed up, you will be invited to a mandatory virtual launch event in early Fall and instructed to connect with your mentor digitally until March.

Ready to sign up?

1) It's an International Experience  

This is an international mentorship program, so participants may be located in Toronto, across Canada or around the world.

2) Ways to Connect

Online communication can be a convenient way for mentors and mentees to connect. Email, Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom, or a phone call are just some of the ways you can connect digitally.  

Create a U of T Ten Thousand Coffees profile to easily connect and share with your OISE mentor online.

3) Meeting Your Match 

*Due to COVID-19, this year's program will operate virtually! We will not be hosting any gatherings at OISE until it is safe to do so. Participants are expected to connect digitally prior to our launch webinar and once a month for the duration of the program.

Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet, chat and collaborate in person! We provide a fun opportunity to meet your match and other alumni and students at the annual launch event. 

OISE boasts many great spots for your meetups (OISE Library or Nexus Lounge, anyone?), so does the U of T campus and its surrounding cafes and parks (Philosopher's Walk is one hidden gem). 

4) Get Guidance and Support

Mentorship Handbook for Alumni & Students

Mentees are encouraged to take advantage of workshops and services offered by U of T Career Exploration & Education including: resume review, interview preparation, job shadowing, and career fairs. To sign up for these services, visit clnx.utoronto.ca.

U of T students have free access to LinkedIn Learning. Find online training and tutorials in:

  • Characteristics of a successful mentee
  • Building confidence as a mentee
  • Building trust with your mentor
  • and more!

Fall Mentorship Cafes: 

Coming soon.

Skill-building Opportunities: 

Participants will be invited to exclusive professional and skill development webinars designed maximize your potential. Please stay tuned for details.

Applications are opening soon!

The OISE Mentorship Program will operate virtually this year! You'll receive details of the upcoming program at your email by early September. 

Signing up is a commitment. Before signing up, consider your availability over your Fall and Winter terms. All participants must commit to six (6) online meetings with their mentor. Questions? Contact us.



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*Please review the OISE Mentorship Program Terms & Disclaimer. Reference the Program Brochure and Mentorship Handbook for details.

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