Career Mentoring Program

Program Mission

Objective of the Career Mentoring Program

The objective of the Career Mentoring Program is to provide York Students and new graduates with an opportunity to virtually connect with professionals in their field of interest.

This program pairs students and new graduates with a mentor for one informational interview. During the meeting, the mentor shares information about their job, industry, and organization, and students get the opportunity to ask questions, receive guidance, and gain industry insights.

Benefits

Students

   Benefits

What are the benefits of participating in the Career Mentoring Program?

   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 the Career Mentoring Program?

   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 Career Mentoring Program, the first step is creating a free account with Connecting YU, York’s alumni networking platform. During the registration process, you can indicate your interest in signing up for the Career Mentoring Program.

Participate as a Mentor

Mentors interested in participating in the Career Mentoring Program will create a free account with Connecting YU, York’s alumni networking platform. During the registration process, you can indicate your interest in signing up for the Career Mentoring Program and which areas you would like to offer support to mentees.