The Career Mentoring Program aims to assist students in 3rd year or above who are approaching graduation to make a successful and informed transition from university into the workforce, preferably in their field of interest.
- Explore how your identity relates to the industry/occupation of your interest.
- Receive guidance, advice and insight from a professional in the industry/occupation of your interest.
- Get support in achieving your personal & professional development goals.
- Develop networking skills and expand your professional network.
- Be going into your 3rd year or above in your undergraduate program at the time of the application
- Be or have been a peer mentoring at the Tri-Mentoring Program.
- Be available to connect with your career mentor a maximum of 2 hour per month; a maximum of 8 hours per semester - not applicable to Flash Mentoring.
Students in 3rd year and above students and industry professionals have the opportunity to be part of an informal mentoring relationship without being matched directly with a student/professional. Please note: Students and industry professionals who have been matched have the opportunity to connect with other participants in the program.
Think of it as a tailored thethousandcoffees.com-style networking platform. It provides students with the opportunity to connect with multiple industry professionals, build a network and gain tailored career guidance.
This is not an ongoing mentorship arrangement. Flash Mentoring is intended to be short, efficient transactions of information and advice.
- Complete mandatory career mentee training - You need to compete this training and fill out the learning assessment provided at the training to be considered for approval in the program
- 2 interactions (max 1 hour each) per month - Lack of communication will result in removal from the program. Online communication portal (preferred method), social medial, text messaging, video call, in person (on campus or off campus)
- Attend POD Check-Ins and/or one-on-one Mentoring Appointments
- Complete all TMP Monthly Engagement Report
Applications for the upcoming academic year (e.g. September 2020) open every year on March 1st (e.g. March 1, 2020) and close on May 31st (eg. May 31, 2020).
2020 - 2021 Dates:
- Application opens: March 1st
- Application closes: May 31st
- Selected students notified & matched: August
- Mentoring starts: August/September
- Mentoring ends: end of March
Due to the large number of applications, we will not review applications that are submitted past this date, unless we have unmatched career mentors.
Apply to become a career mentee (user type: student) at ryerson.peoplegrove.com
- All applicants will be called for a one-on-one interview with the Career Mentoring Assistant and/or Mentoring Facilitator.
- Applicants will be assessed on eligibility and criteria, strengths, goals and level of commitment.
- Selected applicants are not guaranteed a match. This depends on career mentor availability. If you are not matched or have signed up for Flash Mentoring only, you will be approved to interact with multiple career mentors.
Alongside campus partners the TMP also facilitates she following specialized Career Mentoring Programs:
- Chang School Career Flash Mentoring aims to support continuing education students by providing them with an online portal where they can connect with industry professionals and alumni to build a network, gain insight into industries of interest and receive tips on how to navigate their career transitions.
- Creative Connections is a mentorship program for undergraduate students from the Creative School who want support and advice from alumni in executive positions
- Faculty of Science Mentorship is an opportunity for alumni, friends, senior leaders and the community to stand with 3rd year and above science students and give them the gift of knowledge, experience and guidance during this unprecedented time.
- Print Wisdom is a mentorship program that connects seasoned professionals in the graphic arts industry with 2nd year and above students in the Graphic Communications Management (GCM) program
- Race Forward provides professional development training, networking opportunities, and mentors to help Black students make informed career choices and launch their careers
Women of Colour in Law was open to 2nd year or above domestic and international undergraduate students from all faculties who wish to attend law school to become a lawyer.
For more information on the Career Mentoring Program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous participants of the program were matched with staff in the following organizations:
Bank of Montreal
Connecting for Results
Ontario Power Generation
Ontario Public Service