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Mentor a student

Mentor a student
Mentor a student

Reach out to the next generation

Share your knowledge with bright students interested in your field.

Mentor a student… and strengthen our community

U of T offers numerous opportunities for alumni to mentor students. This valuable work broadens your own network and lets you share your expertise – and it helps young people launch their careers, develop skills and meet the challenges of life after university. Together, we create a stronger, more engaged community.

Ten Thousand Coffees  

You can use this free flash mentorship service to create connections with U of T students seeking a mentor.

Dinner with 12 Strangers 

University of Toronto alumni, faculty, students or staff host a dinner in their home or another fun event at another location of the host's choosing. 

Job Shadowing Program 

Shadow a U of T alum for the day to help learn about career options and build your professional network.

Explore U of T’s mentorship programs

How to be an ideal mentor

Mentoring can be deeply satisfying for both mentor and mentee. As well as the pleasure of giving back, you hone your coaching skills, self-awareness and understanding of your own field. The ideal mentor is committed, thoughtful, confidential and constructive.

Learn how to be an excellent mentor >

How U of T’s strong reputation helps you

How U of T’s strong reputation helps you

Your advocacy and support doesn’t just create a better learning environment for students. Because your involvement enhances U of T’s reach and impact, it builds our strong global reputation – and the respect in which others hold your own degree.
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