Mentees are asked to search the database to identify potential mentors, then contact Kathryn Foster, Manager of Alumni Relations with the name and year of the alumnus with whom you wish to connect.


Kathryn Foster
Manager of Alumni Relations
416-449-2556 x260
Mentoring Programs

Professional Mentoring

Our Professional Mentoring Program connects experienced alumni with alumni who are pursuing a similar career path, to help them achieve personal and professional goals.

The role of the mentor is to:

  • Listen to the mentee’s situation, needs and the type of assistance he seeks; offer guidance and advice as appropriate
  • Identify resources to help mentee enhance personal development and career growth; potentially connect him to members of a personal network who may be of additional assistance
  • Act as sounding board for ideas/concerns about career choices; provide insights and share personal experience
  • Act on requests for mentoring assistance in an appropriate and reasonable timeframe, and take a sincere interest in a mentee’s success
  • Encourage independent decision-making by offering advice, asking questions, making suggestions and playing devil’s advocate to help a mentee make informed decisions

The role of the mentee is to:

  • Articulate your career aspirations, information needs and the assistance you are seeking
  • Identify the skills, knowledge, and/or goals that you want to achieve and communicate them to your mentor
  • Bring up new topics that are important to you at any point and give feedback to your mentor to help him better perform his role
  • Maintain a mentoring plan and work with your mentor to set up goals, developmental activities and time frames
  • Look for opportunities to give back to your mentor; share any information that you think might be valuable
  • Be open to feedback and willing to learn