Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES)
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
An eight month formal mentoring relationship with a student. Mentee/mentors are matched based on the mentees' specific goals.
U of A Job Shadow Week matches students, postdoctoral fellows and alumni with community-based professionals for a 1-4 day workplace visit during Reading Week.
Speaker Series 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.
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 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 support and mentor Student Teachers. They use their professional judgment and knowledge to evaluate Student Teachers.
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
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.
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)
The FGSR Community Volunteer Program connects graduate students, academics, postdoctoral fellows and alumni from all disciplines to students in primary and secondary schools and the greater community to share their research knowledge and experiences.
Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC)
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
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
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
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
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.
We need presenters on a wide range of topics based on the classroom teacher's theme and requests.
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)
Would you like to help show grade 6 girls that science is fun, interesting & something girls can be good at? Volunteers are fundamental to the success of the CHOICES Conference so come have a fun and rewarding experience over Reading Week by sharing your passion for science or engineering with 600 grade six girls.
Come and help WISEST deliver the SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) Conference. This fun day will show grades 10-12 high school girls the many opportunities that exist for them in science, engineering, and technology.
Share your career and life experiences as a woman in your field of science, engineering or technology and help young women to discover the range of diverse careers possible in these fields.
University of Alberta Office of Advancement
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.
The Threshold University of Alberta Venture Mentoring Service creates exciting opportunities for passionate student and alumni entrepreneurs to connect with experienced mentors to inspire, engage and learn.
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.