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Alumni Mentor Information

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Program Overview

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Connect with Bloomberg Nursing by volunteering as a mentor — make an impact on a student’s future while strengthening your leadership skills.

Your mentee will be a 2nd year Master of Nursing student, 2nd year Post-Master Nurse Practitioner student, or a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year PhD student at Bloomberg Nursing.

Pairs will be matched based on educational and professional information, as well as details pertaining to participants’ interests, personality, and their community-based activities and priorities.

The mentorship cycle will run from September 2022 – June 2023. An orientation session will be held in September and we will check-in periodically throughout the program. We will also host a professional development event.

Each mentor/mentee match will decide how often they would like to meet, but a minimum of three meetings during the school year is strongly recommended (i.e. Zoom/phone/in-person).

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Benefits of being a Mentor

Throughout the mentorship program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Improve your leadership skills
  • Share your experience and knowledge
  • Reflect upon your own career
  • Build your professional network

You will also:

  • Gain the satisfaction of helping someone else
  • Contribute to a student’s learning and professional development

Mentoring benefits a student by providing:

  • Increased knowledge about your field, including its values and culture
  • Increased personal knowledge and organizational awareness
  • Access to an effective learning practice that stimulates goal-oriented planning
  • Increased networking opportunities

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Carolyn Peralta, or 416-946-0382.

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Alumni Mentor Roles & Responsibilities

The mentor’s role is to:

  • Share knowledge about a particular profession or field
  • Act as a resource for professional contact in a particular field
  • Encourage and support their mentee’s career and leadership development

A good mentor:

  • Has strong communication skills
  • Stimulates the student’s own thinking and reflection, and supports his or her personal development
  • Is available and willing to connect with his or her mentee, giving appropriate guidance and feedback
  • Is open-minded, flexible, empathetic, and encouraging

A mentor is not:

  • A tutor
  • A counsellor
  • Someone that the mentee approaches for a job
  • A personal healthcare advisor

Confidentiality in the mentoring relationship:

  • You and your mentee are responsible for identifying and observing areas of confidentiality for both the mentee and the mentor.
  • Areas of confidentiality may include personal or privileged industry information.
  • The mentor or mentee may disclose personal or confidential information to the Alumni Affairs Office if they have any concerns.

Sign up to be an Alumni Mentor by Friday, July 1, 2022.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee matches. We will keep your submission on file for future matches and opportunities.

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