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 2020: 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. As of Fall 2020, all student-mentor meetings will occur online through the use of a video-conferencing software (e.g. Zoom).
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