Once you have agreed to see a student, you will receive their name via email or phone. The student will arrange a meeting, which generally happens in the workplace, at the University, coffee shop or other location.
*UPDATE FALL 2021: In order to adhere to social (physical) distancing guidelines set by the province and university, the Career Mentor Program has made the decision to temporarily suspend all in-person meetings. Student-mentor meetings will occur online through the use of a video-conferencing software (e.g. Zoom) until further notice.
If students fails to follow through with the commitment, we encourage them to contact you, or we do so ourselves.
Different from other longer-term mentoring programs, our program is an informational interviewing program. Students and mentors meet for one-time, one-hour meetings. Follow-up or ongoing meetings are not a requirement.
When students sign up for the program, they are required to attend an orientation. During this session students are guided through the program expectations, informational interviewing tips, a career values assessment and are helped with question development.
Evaluation and feedback
Following your meetings with students, mentors may complete a Mentor Evaluation Form. This form and the feedback mentors provide is confidential and helps us improve the program and create a more efficient process for mentors and students.
Mentor feedback form