Student Mentee Information
Engage with alumni. Expand your network.
Connect with an Alumni Mentor and gain encouragement during your academic program and career guidance and advice on preparing to enter the workforce, all while having the opportunity to make professional contacts.
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 and will also be hosting a special event.
Each mentor/mentee match will decide how often they would like to meet, but a minimum of three (3) meetings during the school year is strongly recommended (i.e. Zoom/phone/in-person).
Benefits of having a mentor:
- Increased knowledge about a prospective field or profession, 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
Benefits of being a Mentee:
- Expand your professional and personal networks
- Discover new strengths and build on existing ones
- Increase your confidence in social and business settings
- Enhance your engagement in the broader community
- Learn from the experience and acquired wisdom of a committed supporter
If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Carolyn Peralta, email@example.com or 416-946-0382.
Student Mentee Roles & Responsibilities
Key expectations for student mentees:
- You should come to the relationship prepared. Successful mentorship experiences happen when students have questions in mind or activities to suggest when meeting their mentors.
- It is important to have an idea of what you would like to learn as well as know what kind of mentoring relationship you want. Make sure to communicate these ideas to your mentor at the start of your relationship.
- Embark on your mentorship relationship with three goals that will help you outline what you would like to achieve over the course of the year.
- You should define the boundaries of your mentoring relationship early on. Remember that your mentor is a professional role model and guide (and not a counsellor).
Confidentiality in the mentoring relationship:
- You and your mentor are responsible for identifying and observing areas of confidentiality for both the mentor and the mentee.
- 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.
A mentor is not:
- A tutor
- A counsellor
- Someone that the mentee approaches for a job
- A personal healthcare advisor
A mentee is:
- Proactive in and committed to cultivating the mentoring relationship
- Respectful of the mentor’s time (i.e., is punctual and gives advance notice of cancellations)
- Professional in their communications (in-person, over the phone/Zoom, or over email) and follows up meetings with a thank-you email (or phone call)
- Prepared with questions and issues to discuss in advance of the meeting (i.e., has an agenda for the meeting)
- Willing to participate in an open and honest discussion about their background, interests, work experiences, and about their career goals
- Respectful of the confidentiality and privacy of the mentor
Register for the program by Friday, July 1, 2022.
To be eligible, you must be enrolled as 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 in September 2022. Please note that we are unable to guarantee matches.