Mentorship Opportunities

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Mentoring is a great opportunity to give back to your alma mater in a unique and rewarding way. By sharing your experiences, career story, skills and networks, you can be a powerful and inspirational leader to students or young alumni who are navigating the murky waters of what to do after graduation.

There are many mentorship and internship opportunities available throughout campus. To get involved, please use the links below to find out more information about a program that interests you. If you have any general questions, please contact alumni.volunteers@ualberta.ca.


Faculty Mentorship Opportunities

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Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES)

ALES Internship Program

The ALES Internship Program offers your organization a great opportunity to hire talented individuals. Alumni businesses and organizations are eligible to hire and mentor an ALES intern for 4, 8, 12, or 16 months of paid work experience.

Agriculture Summer Internship Program (ASIP)

ASIP is part of the ALES Internship Program, but provides an increased number of 4-month summer internship placements in the agriculture sector. ASIP opportunities are made possible by a wage subsidy to employers. Alumni businesses and organizations are eligible to hire and mentor a student summer intern.


Faculty of Arts

Arts Work Experience: Co-Op Program

Arts Co-op is an optional program open to all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts that integrates academic and workplace learning. The program alternates between periods of paid employment with academic semesters. Alumni businesses and organizations are eligible to hire and mentor an Arts Co-op student for 4, 8, 12, or 16 months of paid work experience.

Arts Work Experience: Discipline Specific Internship (Planning)

Faculty of Arts undergraduate students in the Department of Planning may consider applying for Discipline Specific Internship programs directly related to that field of study. To achieve a parchment notation, internship students must complete a total of 8 months of work experience. Alumni businesses and organizations are eligible to hire and mentor a student intern for 4, 8, or 12 months.

Arts Work Experience: Discipline Specific Internship (Psychology)

Faculty of Arts undergraduate students in the Department of Psychology may consider applying for Discipline Specific Internship programs directly related to that field of study. To achieve a parchment notation, internship students must complete a total of 8 months of work experience. Alumni businesses and organizations are eligible to hire and mentor a student intern for 4, 8, or 12 months.


Augustana Campus

Career Forums

Career forums spotlight four to six speakers who share their career stories and offer advice regarding the work search process. You and your fellow panel members will each make a brief presentation about your career experiences, followed by a question and answer period and networking session where you can personally connect with individual students. Please contact the Alummi & Special Events Coordinator at Augustana Campus directly for more information.


School of Business

Alumni Mentorship Program

After getting their feet wet in the workforce, new alumni are now ready to seriously consider what they want in a career serve this need the BAA has established an Alumni Mentorship Program to help connect recent grads with more seasoned alumni.

MBA Mentorship Program

Business alumni are invited to participate in the Alberta School of Business MBA Mentorship program, offering guidance and information to students currently enrolled in the MBA program.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education integrates terms of full time study with full time employment. The University of Alberta Business Cooperative Education program requires students to complete three Co-op work terms (a total of 12 months of work experience) before graduation. Alumni businesses and organizations are eligible to hire and mentor a co-op student for 4, 8, or 12 months of paid work experience.


Career Centre

Career Mentoring Program

An eight month formal mentoring relationship with a student. Mentee/mentors are matched based on the mentees' specific goals.

Career Chats

In a Career Chat you will give a one hour, interactive presentation designed to share your career highlights, candid advice about finding work and how you have applied your degree. The presentation is followed by a question and answer session with students.

Career Profiles

In a career profile, you provide the Career Centre with verbal or written information about your professional career path. We will then use your profile to share realistic, first-hand career insight and advice with U of A students and alumni.

Career Forums

Career forums spotlight four to six speakers who share their career stories and offer advice regarding the work search process. You and your fellow panel members will each make a brief presentation about your career experiences, followed by a question and answer period and networking session where you can personally connect with individual students.

Non-Profit Board Student Internship Program

The Non-Profit Board Student Internship Program is a great way for students to learn how boards operate, to develop leadership and decision-making skills, and to get engaged in their communities. The Non-Profit Board Internship Program pairs each student with a non-profit board and mentor in the Edmonton community for the academic year.


Community Service Learning (CSL)

Community Partner

Community Service-Learning (CSL) makes learning come alive. We link academic coursework to community-based experiences. Students bring their time and talents to community organizations as part of their studies, challenging them to engage with their learning in fresh new ways and to explore relationships between theory and practice. Alumni businesses and organizations are eligible to hire and mentor a CSL student for 20 hours of volunteer work experience.


Faculty of Education

Mentor Teachers

Mentor Teachers support and mentor Student Teachers. They use their professional judgment and knowledge to evaluate Student Teachers.

School Coordinators

School Coordinators are teachers or administrators who play a key leadership role in welcoming and supporting Student Teachers and coordinating the efforts of Student Teachers, Mentor Teachers and University Facilitators.


Faculty of Engineering

Engineering Co-op Program

Cooperative education in engineering incorporates a paid, supervised work experience component into the engineering degree program. Co-op students gain valuable experience through full-time employment during work terms sequenced with academic terms. Alumni businesses and organizations are eligible to hire and mentor an engineering student for 4 to 20 months of paid work experience.

Mentoring with DiscoverE

At DiscoverE we have seen the difference that mentors make in our programming! When children are able to see individuals who have pursued their interests in science, engineering, technology, and math they feel inspired to apply themselves to ensure that they are able to follow a similar path. They are able to ask all their questions and really get a grasp on how engineering, science and technology can be applicable to their everyday lives. The average mentor event entails a presentation about their profession followed by a fun project for the kids to do or a tour of your lab, if applicable.


Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR)

FGSR Community Volunteer Program

The Community Volunteer Program recruits volunteers from all disciplines to share their knowledge and experience with students in primary and secondary schools. This may be in the form of a guest lecture, a tour, or hands-on activity on campus or at your school.


Faculty of Law

Moot Court

Our Moot Court program always has room for more coaches. As a moot court coach, you can enrich our students' Moot Court experience by helping develop their courtroom skills

Mentoring

Faculty of Law alumni and members of the local legal community have much to share, and are valuable resources to both law students and new lawyers. By interacting with our students and sharing your experiences, you can carry on law's mentorships tradition and help guide the next generation of lawyers. (Offered through the Canadian Bar Association).

Alumni & Friends of the Faculty of Law Association Mentorship Events

Alumni & Friends of the Faculty of Law Association hosts mentorship events every semester, and are always looking for alumni volunteers to attend. Please contact Christine Pratt for more information.


Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC)

PLLC Mentor Team Member

Mentor Team Members are experienced professionals from a variety of industries, including politics, law, education, and communications who are interested in helping shape the next generation of leaders by sharing their stories. Volunteers receive training on how to be effective mentors and volunteer approximately 8 hours in the school year.


Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacy Alumni Association Student Mentorship Program

The formal program is offered during the academic term from September to April each year. Students and pharmacists are pre-matched for similar interests and have an opportunity to meet in person. We offer an introductory/speed mentoring session for all those interested. We pair-up students and mentors after the first session an meet regularly to discuss topics.


Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

Mentor a Student

Open your door to current University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine students by hosting clinical placements at your private practice, rehabilitation centre, health facility, hospital, or school. Our students are not limited to accepting clinical placements in Alberta alone, and we’re always looking for more national and international placement sites for U of A students.


Faculty of Science

Science Internship Program

The Science Internship Program integrates undergraduate university studies and relevant work experiences. Alumni businesses and organizations are eligible to hire and mentor a student intern for 4, 8, 12, or 16 months of paid work experience.


University of Alberta Senate

U School Classroom Mentors

This is an opportunity for people from the university community to interact with the students in large groups, small groups and individually. We want the students to meet and get to know as many people as possible from the U of A and learn more about our institution and what it has to offer them and our community.

U School Presenters

We need presenters on a wide range of topics based on the classroom teacher's theme and requests.

U School Interviewers

To help students connect with the University of Alberta, we have created a one-hour session for student to interview people from our campus community. They will ask you about what you are doing on campus, how you got to where you are today, why you came to the U of A and much, much more. Then they will get to tell their classmates all about you.


Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology (WISEST)

Meet a Mentor

Meet a Mentor is a unique initiative designed to utilise the power of technology to bring science, engineering and technology to rural students. (Video conferencing series)

Women in Science, Engineering & Research (WISER) Network

The WISER Network is designed to connect early-career women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with each other and with the information, resources, support, and professional development opportunities they require to advance in their careers.

University of Alberta - Women in Science and Engineering (UA-WISE)

UA-WiSE is an ongoing learning and support group for all women in the fields of science and engineering.


University of Alberta Office of Advancement

Venture Mentoring Service (VMS)

The UAlberta Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) creates exciting opportunities for passionate student and alumni entrepreneurs to connect with experienced mentors to inspire, engage and learn.


Why we do what we do

The Alumni Association was formed in 1915 by a group of alumni volunteers who came together with the belief that they could do more together than separately. A belief in their shared values and university experience. A belief that they wanted to contribute more to the world, and that they could do so by coming together as a community. That they could build on the spirit of University founder Henry Marshall Tory, when he said “Great things are about to happen.” That they could be the ones to Do Great Things. Through our volunteer program, we aim to honour and promote this tradition.