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Mission:

“Create an environment in which a student can achieve success at the Telfer School of Management.”

The start of university can be both an exciting and challenging opportunity. What often proves most difficult is the transition from secondary to post secondary education. The Mentoring Program is designed to help in this transition and provide new first year students with someone to interact with, learn from, and seek guidance. Our mentors can be seen as individuals who have been where you want to go in your university life and are willing to act as guides and most of all, friends. Our overall goal is to maximize your university experience.

Mentoring Program Coordinator:

Matt Archibald
Office: DMS1111C
Phone:  613-562-5800 x 4661
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mentoring office where you can meet your mentor: DMS2118

How the Mentoring Program Works

Newly admitted students to the Telfer School of Management are sent an information form to fill out in early July. From this information sheet, the students are matched with a qualified mentor. The mentors will then contact new students in early August. The mentor will introduce him or herself to the student and exchange contact information for future communication. This initial contact is designed to inform students about the program and hearten student’s participation. Once the fall semester begins, the mentors will contact their participating students to inform them of the various activities and social events being hosted by the Mentoring Program and the Telfer School of Management. The goal from this point onward is to foster relationships and facilitate the true university experience.

Short-term Objectives:

  • Encourage Telfer School of Management involvement by promoting events that will help students develop their skill sets
  • Facilitate communication throughout the Telfer School of Management by using various mediums to help involve first year students
  • Help ease the transition from high school to university by being a pillar of support for the student
  • Ensure mentees are 100 percent satisfied with the service provided
  • Ensure mentors have proper training and tools to perform effectively long-term goals:
  • Encourage students to achieve academic excellence
  • Provide a network of peer contacts for students participating in the Mentoring Program.
  • Identify the needs of students enlisted in the Mentoring Program
  • Recognition as a leader for other Mentoring Programs within the University and across Canada

Long-term Goals

  • Encourage students to achieve academic excellence
  • Provide a network of peer contacts for students participating in the Mentoring Program.
  • Identify the needs of students enlisted in the Mentoring Program
  • Recognition as a leader for other Mentoring Programs within the University and across Canada

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