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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
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Be Mentored by Alumni

Plan Your Next Steps with the UC Career Mentorship Program

Grow your network and make connections to support your career with the help of UC alumni. The UC Career Mentorship Program is a career development experience created by the University College Advancement Office and the Office of the Dean of Students. This is an opportunity for UC students to be matched with University College alumni to gain insights on potential career options and learn from the experiences of graduate students with similar backgrounds and interests.

All interested students must fill out an application form stating their interests, future goals, and what they are looking for in a mentor.

If selected, students will be expected to attend a virtual training and an in-person reception event.

How It Works

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We Match You With an Alumni Mentor

After you complete the application, we will find an appropriate mentor in your area of study or career interest.

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Attend the Meet and Greet Networking Event

You will meet your mentor and other mentees at a kickoff opening reception and networking event. The date is TBD.

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Connect Over the Academic Year

You will connect with your mentor at least four times during the year by email, phone, or zoom. You will be provided with some guidelines and questions to discuss during your mentor meetings.

Why Should I Apply?

Gain one-on-one career advice from alumni.

Ask them questions, seek advice and learn to transition from student life to work life or post-graduate studies.

Build a professional network of alumni and peers.

Attend networking events and valuable workshops to make the most of our alumni community.

Develop a career plan.

Get a guaranteed one-on-one session with our career educator and make a plan for after graduation.


You must meet these eligibility requirements: 

  1. Must be registered as a third or fourth-year University College student.
  2. Must complete our Career Mentorship Program Application before the provided deadline. We are currently accepting applications.
  3. Must attend the Mandatory Mentee Training Session on TBD.
  4. Must attend the Career Mentorship Kick Off Event on TBD.


The Career Mentorship Program is not a job placement service and students agree not to solicit employment from alumni mentors. Soliciting mentors for employment will result in removal from the program.

Apply to Be a Mentee

Applications to join the 2023 Career Mentorship program as a Mentee are open!

Please email uc.studentlife@utoronto.ca if you have any questions.

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Positive Impact

"The mentorship program was helpful in bridging the gap between what it's like to face problems in the real world -- how to set a course for yourself --and how we think those problems would unfold while we're still in school. I would do it again."

Fayadh Al-Mosawi
Rotman Commerce 

“The [mentorship] program connected me with valuable advice that helped shape my professional life. It gave me an opportunity to really think about my career aspirations.”

Joel Crocker
Computer Science