T.A.S.T.E. Mentoring Program

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Program Mission

Objective of the TASTE Mentoring Program

What is TASTE?

The objective of this program is to provide York Students with an opportunity to talk face to face with a professional about their Career Related Interests.

This bite-sized mentoring program pairs York Students with a mentor over one informal meeting during which the mentor shares information about their job, industry, and organization. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about a role, organization or field of interest.

Benefits

Students

   Benefits

What are the benefits of participating in TASTE?

   Gain inside information about an industry, sector or organization

   Learn how to do an informational interview and find out how to make a great first impression

   Get career-related information and support

   Build your network of professional contacts within the York community

   Be inspired by career stories

   Learn more about what you can do with your degree from someone who's been there

 

Mentor

   Benefits

What are the benefits of participating in TASTE?

   Help students explore careers.

   Make a positive contribution to the student experience.

   Share information about your job, industry, sector and organization with York students.

   Give back to the student community by giving career advice and guidance in an informal setting.

   Further your own level of engagement with York University

   Feel more connected to current students.

   Find out what's happening on campus today.

 


Participate as a Student

To participate in the T.A.S.T.E. Mentoring Program students must apply through Experience York.
 

Step by Step Guide to T.A.S.T.E. Application

Step by Step Guide to T.A.S.T.E. Application    How to Apply

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Step 1:

Login to the Experience York

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Step 2:

Watch the Online TASTE Prep Video

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Step 3:

Select T.A.S.T.E. Mentoring Program > Applications

 

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Step 4:

Select View Available Programs and Courses > Apply under T.A.S.T.E. Mentorship > View under Your Current Experiences

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Step 5:

Complete the Application and Review/Accept Terms and Conditions

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Step 6:

Select Make a Connection

See detailed steps
1.Search Postings
2. Review Mentor Profiles
3. To be considered for a meeting, select the Add/Remove Interest button, check the Interested box and hit Submit.

 

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Step 7:

Please Note: If you submit interest for more than one posting, you must go back to Make a Connection and Submit Rankings for your choices.

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Step 8:

If you've been selected, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your interest in participating in TASTE.  Once you have RSVP’d to the email, you will receive more details about the meeting date, time and location.

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Step 9:

If selected for a T.A.S.T.E meeting, students are expected to;
- Conduct research on the mentor’s role, organization and industry
- Prepare thoughtful informational interview questions
- Present themselves and York University in a positive and professional way


Participate as a T.A.S.T.E Mentor

Mentors interested in participating in T.A.S.T.E. will register by completing the Mentor Participation Form.

Mentor Role

Mentor Role

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The Career Centre will post your meeting on Experience York and once students are selected you will receive an email with the student profiles in order to coordinate a convenient date, time and location for your meeting.

 

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On a date chosen by you, meet one or two students to share information about your career path, your job, industry, sector and organization. Student will come prepared with informational interview questions. Mentors have the option to include a company tour and/or sponsor lunch or coffee for students.

 

Please Note: In order to make this program as flexible and accommodating as possible, our alumni participants select a date, time and location that is most convenient for them. The program is open all year round and doesn’t require any long term commitments.

If you have any questions about TASTE, please contact:

Surina Sohal
Employer & Alumni Liaison
(416)736-2100 x 40792
surina@yorku.ca