The Schulich Alumni Mentorship Program connects student mentees with accomplished alumni to mentor them in:
1. Professional Development - beyond industry, the focus is on intrinsic challenges as well as discovering and leveraging expertise.
2. Personal Development - the focus, here, is on the individual, and how that persona manages work/life decisions.
Personal & Professional Development
you know more than you realize. Every experience you've had can be relevant.
In Professional Development,
everything from unique experiences in changing organizations/industry, leading teams, managing conflict and client relations, can be useful in helping students to ask themselves the right questions.
In Personal Development,
all the tools you used, knowingly and unknowingly, to manage change in your life or career, would be a useful perspective for your mentee.
Students can often get caught up in the urgency of the job search; mentors help them to step back and examine how that fits into the bigger picture.
as you get drawn into the tunnel vision of today's competitive job search, your mentor is there to help you take a step back and examine your professional goals based on who you are, personally.
They can offer advise on everything from building and maintaining networks to confronting difficult hurdles, but they can also be a soundboard for you to process your own thoughts. You can share everything, from decision-making uncertainty to confidence highs and lows and how to manage those.
The nature of your relationship depends on the goals you
set for the mentorship program.
Note: While this is not
a job placement program and does not
guarantee industry-specific insights, the Schulich School of Business offers several other programs, workshops and events that support these career goals. A few of these are listed with links below in our "Other Alumni Connections"
Learn more from our Alumni Guidelines
and Student Guidelines
Who is Eligible?
Matching & Mandatory Workshops
Mandatory Career Development Centre (CDC) Workshops
• Working Résumé
The workshops are ONLY mandatory for program participation. They are not required by the CDC.
To prove that you have attended this workshop, please print a copy of your Mentorship Registration form and have the Workshop Facilitator sign it.
Mandatory Orientation Receptions for Students
• Fall Orientation Reception
• Winter Orientation Reception
If you would like to register for the Schulich Alumni Mentorship Program in the Fall, you must attend the Fall Orientation Reception.
• Fall Mentorship Start - end of October.
• Winter Mentorship Start - end of January.
• Mentorship matching continues bi-weekly on Wednesdays, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Other Alumni Connections
Student Club Events
• Alumni Relations works with Student Clubs to ensure alumni presence at events.
Career Development Centre (CDC) Activities
• Register for activities and meet alumni through Schulich's Career Development Centre (CDC).
• Limited student tickets, at discounted rates, are available for alumni events.