Alumni - Students Mentorship Program

The program enhances the undergraduate experience of senior Woodsworth College students and provides alumni an opportunity to reconnect with the College.


Program Description

The ASMP is a one to one mentoring program which offers an avenue for professional development for 3rd/4th year Woodsworth College students, as well as to students in the College affiliated programs: Criminology & Sociolegal Studies and Employment Relations.   Alumni mentors can engage with Woodsworth College by sharing knowledge and experiences in the work force with mentees in a structured setting. 

Each mentee is paired with a personal mentor.  A detailed mentee application form will provide information about previous academic experience, areas of work interest and other personal characteristics that will enable matching with a suitable mentor. 

Benefits of being a mentee

  • ​Connect with professionals from various sectors and interact with role models from within the alumni community.
  • Professionals are Woodsworth or affiliated program alumni who have established careers in their chosen fields.  
  • Through structured meetings students will have an opportunity to explore careers, ask questions and gain insight while making important connections and develop professional and personal skills


Benefits of being a mentor

  • Mentors gain the satisfaction of knowing they are helping students understand the unfamiliar and often daunting world they will face after graduation
  • In addition to guiding students, mentors will also have heightened self-awareness and a profile as an active supporter of their alma mater
  • Mentorship is a valuable practice to help develop leadership skills

Who are ideal mentors?

  • Ideal mentors are professionals both young and seasoned who are willing to impart  knowledge of their field and experiences they have had in entering their careers
  • Mentors should be prepared to make a commitment to nurturing and supporting a student’s development by sharing wisdom, listening and providing supportive guidance and constructive feedback
  • Maintaining confidentiality is also another important aspect of being an excellent mentor.

Who are our mentors?

Our mentors come from a variety of fields and sectors:

  • Lawyers practicing in a variety of fields
  • Civil servants in all levels of government
  • Policy Analysts
  • Graduate students
  • Teachers
  • Banking, accounting, and finance
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Urban planning
  • Public relations and marketing
  • HR professionals.

Time commitment
Mentees and mentors are required to attend the following (an approximate time commitment of 12 hours):

  • Orientation/training sessions
  • Opening and closing receptions
  • minimum of three one - on - one meetings between October 2015 and March 2016 -  
Contact Us
 
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Interested?
 
Mentees: Fill out an application form here.
Mentors: Fill out an application form here.