Surely, many of us can agree that making a smooth transition from high school to university life is most definitely easier said than done! Our Mentorship Program aims to be one of the many ways that help first years feel comfortable at U of T, whether this be by providing useful studying tips, guidance on joining extra-curriculars or just advice on the best places to nap on campus! research papers online
How does it work?
At the beginning of September, first year mentees will be paired up with upper year mentors! These mentors have all gone through first year life sciences, and are amazing resources for succeeding academically while maintaining a healthy balance between school and your social life, getting involved with on-campus extracurricular activities, as well as finding/applying for research and volunteering opportunities. These mentors have done it all! The mentors will check in with their mentee(s) on a monthly basis with month-specific advice and topics for discussion (e.g. October – first midterm season, November – best time to start looking for research opportunities, etc).
How does this benefit me?
As a Mentee, the benefits of joining our Mentorship Program are invaluable- allowing you to form connections with upper-years, find out about research opportunities, learn about what Subject POSts U of T has to offer (what is a Subject POSt you might ask!), be more involved in extra-curriculars (did someone say fencing club?!), and most of all, have someone you can trust to answer your academic, social or general questions.
As a Mentor, our Mentorship Program is a great way to stay involved with the MSSU throughout your undergrad. It is a fantastic way to form new friendships, pass on your wise wisdom- all while developing some great leadership skills!
Applications are currently open.