Call for Graduate Student Mentors

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Registration for the 2021-22 Academic Year has now closed. 

Calling all U of T Grad Students!

Remember the stressful process of finding graduate programs and applying to grad schools? Do you believe in the power of connections and building stronger communities?

Help out a fellow student by becoming a mentor through Grad Connect, a casual mentorship program that links the undergraduate and graduate communities while fostering leadership and helping students reach their future academic goals.

The best part about being a mentor through Grad Connect is that you don't need to compromise your busy graduate-school-schedules in order to get engaged. You can make a difference in less than 10 hours spread over the whole academic year! Here's how it works:

  1. The Centre for Student Engagement will match a curious and prospective undergraduate student with a wise and experienced grad (that's you!) in late September to mid-October
  2. You'll be provided with a mentor handbook, a point of contact for support, and set up on our online mentorship platform
  3. You and your mentee will connect once a month on the online mentorship platform, until the end of the spring semester, where your mentee can ask questions about grad school, receive some guidance with his or her applications, or just hang out with someone cool (again, that's you!)
  4. We will ask out to provide feedback on the program and your experience through a survey.

If you connect with your mentee five times, complete a mentor-mentee agreement, support your mentee with goal-setting and complete the feedback survey you can receive recognition on your Co-Curricular Record.


For all questions and feedback regarding Grad Connect, please contact:

Ashley Pereira Mendoza
Student Engagement Coordinator, Academic Coaching