Alumni & Friends Mentors
The Innis Alumni Mentorship Program is dedicated to facilitating instructive and meaningful connections between current students and alumni and friends of the College. Through one to one mentee-mentor relationships, alumni mentors will share their valuable experiences and insights with student mentees, helping them to have beneficial university experience and prepare for life beyond Innis.
Reconnect with Innis College and become a volunteer mentor, supporting current students and expanding your own network.
Your mentee will be an Innis, Cinema Studies, Urban Studies, or Writing & Rhetoric student who has been admitted into the program based on their demonstrated commitment and desire to benefit from the program. You will be paired with a mentee whose aspirations are complimentary to your experiences.
We encourage mentees and mentors to meet once per month, or more often, via the preferred method agreed upon with your mentee.
Early in your mentorship, participants will complete the Mentee-Mentor Agreement. This agreement is in place for both the mentee and the mentor to outline their goals and expectations for the program, and it will serve as a guide to ensure commitment and accountability.
The mentorship cycle runs October to March and is launched with a reception for all program participants and acts as the first opportunity to meet your mentee. All program participants will be invited to come together again at the end of the program to wrap-up and celebrate the experience.
Additional programming information and important dates can be found on the Mentorship Resources page. Innis is here to support your experience. We have created a Mentorship Handbook as a first place to start. Participants will also be sent a monthly mentorship newsletter to check-in and share program updates. You should feel free at any time to connect with Marta Switzer, the Mentorship Coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416-978-1563.
Please complete the mentor intake form, below, which asks for your contact information as well as a brief description of your university and career experiences. Your submission will enter you into our mentor pool and gives us necessary information about your student-career pathway that will be used to match you with a mentee.