Our year-round mentorship programs offer the opportunity to explore academic interests, professional goals and connect students. Whether you’re interested in being a mentor or learning from an upper-year student, you’ll find support here. Read more about our programs or contact our Mentorship Programs Coordinator.
Why be part of a mentorship program?
Key benefits of being a mentee
- Gain practical advice, encouragement and support
- Increase your social and academic confidence
- Develop your communication, study and personal skills
- Gain valuable insight into the next stage of your university career
- Make new friends across year groups and in the professional community
- And more!
Key benefits of being a mentor
- Improve skills valued by employers such as communication, interpersonal and leadership
- Strengthen your CV/resume with valuable volunteer experience
- Increase your confidence, self-awareness and motivation
- Expand your circle of friends and professional network
- Benefit from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth
- And more!
Actuarial First-Year Learning Community (FLC)
The Actuarial First-Year Learning Community is a community for first-year students who are interested in actuarial science and would like to learn more about the department, the courses and skills needed, career paths, and more. This program is one of many first-year learning communities offered in the Faculty of Arts & Science that support students’ transition to university life.
STA130 Mentorship Program
The STA130 Mentorship Program is part of the introductory course for statistical sciences, actuarial science, or data science degrees. First-year students are automatically enrolled in this peer mentorship program. Students will engage with upper-year mentors through one-on-one and group activities to be welcomed into the U of T community and learn about campus resources, as well as personal, career and social goals.
Your Actuarial Buddy (YAB)
Your Actuarial Buddy brings together first- and second-year actuarial science students with upper-year students (majors and specialists) who remember that feeling of, “What on earth is actuarial science and how do I navigate this industry successfully?” Topics covered include getting started, selecting courses, major industry players, non-traditional careers, actuarial exams, and more.
Statistical Sciences Second-Year Learning Community (SLC)
The Statistical Sciences Second-Year Learning Community is a learning community for second-year students in the statical sciences major or specialist programs. Upper-year mentors, faculty and professionals answer students’ questions on topics such as academic, grad school, and employment opportunities. This program is one of many second-year learning communities offered in the Faculty of Arts & Science that help students build community and develop relevant skills.
Actuarial Science Alumni Mentorship
In partnership with University Advancement (Alumni) and the Actuarial Science Club, undergraduate students studying actuarial science (major or specialist) connect with professionals who have graduated from the program to discuss career paths, industry information, professionalism, and more. To become an alumni mentor, please sign up or contact our Mentorship Programs Coordinator.
Statistical Science Alumni Mentorship
In partnership with University Advancement (Alumni) and the Statistical Sciences Union (SSU) undergraduate students studying statistics (major or specialist) connect with professionals who have graduated from the program to discuss career paths, industry information, professionalism, and more. To become an alumni mentor, please sign up or contact our Mentorship Programs Coordinator.