Alumni to Alumni Career Mentoring

The intake period for the 2021 mentorship cohort is now closed. Any mentee applications received between now and February 28, 2022 will be considered for the 2022 cohort.

The Alumni to Alumni Career Mentoring Program connects alumni in the early stages of their career development (mentees) with alumni who are established in their careers (mentors) to develop the business and interpersonal skills that will help mentees navigate the workplace and advance their careers. This program has moved online due to the pandemic. As a result, we can now accommodate applicants from anywhere in the world, but we will continue do our best to match mentees with mentors in their region.

The program allows alumni mentees to gain industry-specific insight into corporate culture, as well as and transferable skills, like professionalism, confidence, active listening, and goal-setting.

Mentors can expect to gain fresh insight into their workplace, develop their own leadership skills, contribute to the long-term growth of their industry, and benefit from high quality training and education provided to mentors by the University of Alberta Alumni Association.

The Alumni to Alumni Career Mentoring Program takes place over eight months, from April to the end of November.

Mentors will be recruited based on the needs of the mentees, but we are always looking for alumni who would like to share their experience and insight either through this program or others like it. 

Attributes of a good Mentee:

  • Knows the skills, attributes and insights they wish to learn or develop
  • Is a self-directed learner and takes initiative
  • Solicits and accepts constructive feedback
  • Has realistic expectations about possible outcomes of the Mentoring Program

Expectations of Mentees:

Must be proactive and self-directed. It is the responsibility of the Mentees to set up meetings with their Mentors (recommended six meetings in eight months), be prepared, ask questions, follow up, and be courteous.