Support Engage Experience (SEE) UTM Mentorship
SEE UTM Program
SEE UTM is a collaboration between the University of Toronto, Mississauga, and the Peel District School Board aimed at making post-secondary education more accessible to high school students. This program will focus on students who come from underrepresented communities at the University of Toronto Mississauga and other post-secondary institutions. The aim of SEE UTM is to encourage program participants to view post-secondary education as a possibility through engagement with classes, experiential learning, and campus life at UTM. Learn more about the program here!
About SEE UTM Mentorship Program
Students partaking in the SEE UTM Program will be paired with a UTM Student Mentor to provide support and guidance through group and individual mentorship (weekly and bi-weekly) as students experience post-secondary education and campus life.
Meet The 2022-23 Mentors
Name: Efe Eghujovbo
Year: 2nd Year
Program: Criminology Law & Society / Sociology double major
Fun Fact: I have my own haircare line, called Simply Haircare!
Name: Anna Perugini
Year: 4th Year
Program: Commerce and Economics
Fun Fact: I took a course in Korea this summer!
Name: Victoria (Tori) Akinwolemiwa
Year: 3rd Year
Program: Digital Enterprise Management
Fun Fact: once met Chris Hemsworth!
Name: Tobi Mohammed
Year: 4th Year
Program: Biology for Health Sciences Major,
Double Minor in Psychology and Biomedical Communications
Fun Fact: I have visited over 10 countries!
PSE Readiness Workshops
Students will attend bi-weekly post-secondary workshops that will feature a broad range of relevant and engaging topics facilitated by SEE UTM Mentors
Workshop #1 – The Story of You
Deciding on a post-secondary program and career path can be daunting but getting to know yourself and your unique skills and strengths can make it easier to make decisions about your future. This workshop features activities designed to dig deeper into your personal identity and features a presentation from the UTM Career Center to help you relate your skills, strengths, interests, and life experiences to post-secondary programs and career options that are right for you!
Workshop #2 – Let's Talk Finance!
It’s true – post-secondary education is expensive. However, there are many options available to you to help fund your post-secondary endeavors. In this workshop, you will explore these options and create a personal financial plan to help you decide how you will pay for your post-secondary education and still enjoy your university experience (you can’t live on ramen forever!).
Workshop #3 – Faculty, Student, and Alumni Panel
Post-secondary is a great opportunity to make connections with other students, your professors, and other teaching staff. There is value in the knowledge and guidance they can provide, which is why this workshop is all about making connections! You will hear from professors, current undergraduate and graduate students, and UTM alumni and have the opportunity to ask all your burning questions.
Workshop #4 – Self-Care & Mental Health Resources
Academics are important, but at the end of the day, you are so much more than a student. That is why it’s so important to take care of your mental well-being and treat yourself with kindness and compassion. This workshop will review the mental health resources available to you on campus and in the community, as well as give you the opportunity to practice self-care and coping techniques. Create a personalized wellness plan and learn the importance of maintaining your mental health and well-being.
Workshop #5- Celebrating Your Blackness
This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore and celebrate your Black identity in a safe and supportive space. Engage in meaningful conversations with Black UTM students, staff, and faculty as you share and reflect on your personal experiences navigating the academic world and beyond.
For all questions and feedback regarding SEE UTM Mentorship Program, please contact:
Community Engagement Coordinator, Access & Inclusion Programs