NOW ACCEPTING 2013-14 APPLICATIONS
The Mentorship Program is a unique course union and peer-to-peer initiative offered by the International Relations Society. In addition to pairing first and second year students with an upper-year mentor, we offer a variety of programming directed at students recently admitted to the International Relations Programme as well as those intending to apply for entry.
The program was created with the purpose of granting lower-year students experiential perspective and guidance of an upper-year peer. Drawing on a wide range of relevant areas within student life such as academics, extra-curriculars, career and research opportunities, Mentors endeavor to pass on invaluable resources and insight that will assist Mentees with their quest for well-rounded success.
If you are interested in either being a mentor or a mentee, please fill out this short form and we will be in touch in the following weeks: Mentorship Signup Form
- Academic workshops: Designed to prepare mentees for midterms and exams in key first and second year IR courses.
- Summer opportunities: The workshop will discuss how to utilize your summers through internships, language exchanges, summers abroad, and research and job opportunities.
- Extracurricular activities: Workshop constructed to help students find out more about extra-curricular activities on campus and beyond. These include summer internships, charities, organizations and clubs.
- Job shadowing: Wondering what your dream career might look like in practice? Each mentor and mentee will spend one afternoon at a local area of work (law firm, bank, NGO, academic department, consulates and more).
REASONS TO BE A MENTOR
- Each Mentor will receive a Certification of Mentorship from the International Relations Society Program
- Being a mentor helps you to establish great contacts within the Program
- It gives you the opportunity to enrich the undergraduate experience of a first or second year student, and make new friends
- You can put it on your CV!