The Science Mentor Program gives science students an opportunity to meet with a senior student who has volunteered to offer one-on-one support during the fall semester.
As a collaborative initiative between the Faculty of Science and the Interdepartmental Science Students’ Society, the Science Mentor Program offers leadership opportunities that will make a difference in the first-year experiences of science students.
- Meet new people
- Gain awareness of university supports and resources
- Access ongoing peer support that can aid you in making informed choices
- Learn and benefit from the experiences of others
- Develop confidence in your own abilities
Who are science mentors?
What does the role of a mentor include?
The Science Mentorship Program offers two leadership opportunities for Faculty of Science students.
- Approximately 60 students are selected each year to be science mentors. This role includes:
- Participating in mentor training
- Mentoring students new to campus through bi-weekly communication in through the fall semester.
- Connecting via email with prospective science students
- Participating in a minimum of 3 hours of mentor volunteer activities including events such as Open House, Week of Welcome, Alumni events and more.
In addition to the same responsibilities as mentors, 9 senior mentors are selected each year to:
- Run group interviews and help to select the full mentor team
- Run mentor training sessions
- Lead a group of 6 mentors
- Participate in the promotion of the program to incoming students
- Attending monthly senior mentor meetings and facilitate mentor group meetings
Why be a Mentor?
The Science Mentor Program is a great way to get involved and give back to your campus community. Benefits of being a mentor include:- Making a real difference in a student’s transition to university- Strengthening your active listening and leadership skills- Building your own on-campus network- Verifiable volunteer hours
Who can apply to be a Mentor?
Applicants to the Science Mentor Program are required to be:- Attending the Faculty of Science during the academic year in which you are applying to be a mentor- In good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA)- Available to attend the required dates as listed on the application
Traits that are commonly associated with successful mentor applicants include:
- Efficient communication skills
- Committed to great leadership
- Passionate about the student experience in the Faculty of Science
Deadline for applications for 2018/2019 is March 31, 2018