The ECE Student Peer Mentorship Program is a new initiative that aims to provide first year students with help and advice in dealing with general issues that arise during the transition to university, along with the unique challenges that come with Electrical and Computer Engineering. Common issues include time and workload management, study techniques, dealing with less-than-spectacular grades, and big question of where the washrooms are.
We are currently looking for mentors for the upcoming school year. As a mentor, you are paired with another upper year student and assigned to a group of frosh.
Benefits of becoming a mentor:
- great leadership experience ("on resume")
- network and get to know new friends
- free-food throughout the year during events
- subsidy for the dinner on the Mentor Appreciation Day
- a free T-Shirt that identifies you as a mentor
- free U of T pens
- maintaining contact with group of frosh (generally via email)
- responding to frosh in a timely fashion
- participate in events (with free-food)
- helping with events as you are able
If you would like to be involved in the program, but are uncertain that you can make the time commitment, then there is still opportunity for you to participate as a volunteer. Volunteers are still responsible to show up and/or help out at the events held, but you are not the first point of contact for a group. Rather, you're another person who can be approached at events for advice.
If interested, please sign up on http://ieee.toronto.edu/drupal/mentor/msignup
We look forward to working with those interested next year,
Brought to you by the ECE Undergraduate Office and the IEEE University of Toronto Student Branch.