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. 

Alumni Association
Alumni to Alumni Career Mentoring Program

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.

ThresholdImpact University of Alberta Venture Mentoring Service

ThresholdImpact 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.

Augustana Campus
Sharing Your Career Story

Share your career story with students through an alumni profile or an AMA (ask me anything). For more information contact augalum@ualberta.ca.

Career Centre
Career Mentoring Program

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

Job Shadow Week

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 students bring with them valuable, diverse skill sets that can easily be transferred to the workplace such as critical thinking, research, written and verbal communication, team work, attention to detail, analysis and data management, organization, problem solving, and intercultural and interpersonal communication skills to name a few.

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)
Career Mentoring Program

Become a career mentor for a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow. Through mentoring relationships, students and postdoctoral fellows develop and enhance the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and connections they need to transition into the world of work.

Graduate Student Internship Program

The Graduate Student Internship Program (GSIP) provides opportunities for employers to hire a graduate student to solve staffing or business need. Employers in all sectors can participate, including private, public, and not-for-profit.

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy Preceptors

A preceptor is a practicing pharmacist and/or professional who gives personal instruction, training, supervision, and/or mentorship to pharmacy students in a practice setting. Precepting a student provides an opportunity to nurture and promote our profession, develop personally, and influence the maturation and education of our future colleagues.

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 (SIP)

The Science Internship Program allows small to large size companies to hire students for certain periods of time to support their operations. SIP students possess a solid knowledge base and technical skills set from their academic courses and labs, with many student having additional research and volunteer experience in scientific fields. Employers can choose from a wide range of talented students from different departments.

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.

School of Business
Business Alumni Association (BAA) Mentorship Program

Pay it forward by connecting with recent business grads to provide career guidance and share relevant knowledge and 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 Interviewees

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)
Choices Conference

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.

SET Conference

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.

Summer Research Program

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.


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.