As students move through their degree programs, often invigorated by their newly gained knowledge inside and outside the university classroom, they begin looking beyond graduation into the possibilities of a fulfilling career. In this context, nothing quite matches the insider perspectives that professionals working in the field can provide. Cue the New College Career Mentorship Program.

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About the Program

Established in 1991, the Career Mentorship Program matches third- and fourth-year NEWtonians with appropriate alumni to provide career guidance to students just beginning to explore their professional options after graduation. Since its inception, the program has matched 752 students to 184 mentors in fields from law to medicine, the financial sector to education and many more, opening paths not just of career advice and networking but of friendship as well. The New College Career Mentorship Program is one of the longest-running and most successful programs of its kind at the University of Toronto — consider participating and beginning a journey of respect and mutual discovery that can make a real difference.

 

How to Get Involved

Alumni and friends, this is your chance to return to your alma mater and further engage with the tight-knit New College community. If you have experience and insights you wish to share, please contact us via email or call 416-978-8273. We’ll be thrilled to hear from you.

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Students, if you’re ready to build some long-lasting relationships that can help you along your path, make sure to apply to the New College Career Mentorship Program. The submission deadline for the 2018 session is January 5, 2018 — but applying earlier is always better.

Questions? Email Brenda Registe, Alumni Development Officer, or call her at 416-978-8273.

 

“I have had a wonderful experience being part of the mentorship program this year and meeting up with my mentor.”

— Paulina Chan, 2017 mentee

 

“Both parties are gaining so much experience from this relationship, and the mentor gets as much out of it.”

— Maja Dettbarn, mentor since 1993