Many student leaders find an interest in developing their mentoring skills focusing on interpersonal support, guidance, mutual exchange, sharing of wisdom, coaching and role-modeling. An important aspect of mentorship is having an active role in developing supportive relationships where knowledge, skills and experience are shared. Experiential learning about mentorship involves peer and teacher mentorship in a variety of settings.
Our Student Life professionals work with the student-led Innis InSight mentorship group to provide workshops that support the development and enhancement of effective mentoring and role-modeling skills for our upper-year students. These student leaders offer guidance and support to incoming first-year students and are grouped by academic or program interest.
International students at Innis will be offered opportunities to have a Canadian student mentor to assist with the transition to life on campus and in the city of Toronto. Contact the Office of Student Life for details.
As well, the Office of Student Life and the Office of Alumnae and Advancement work together to offer networking skills seminars and career workshops for upper-year students. These workshops will better prepare students to attend the various networking socials where Innis students can meet and ask questions of our various Innis Alumnae professionals.
The InSight Mentorship Committee provides a platform that fosters both academic and personal growth for students through different workshops and events. We also aim to smooth the transition from high school to university for first year students by organizing a mentorship system that matches first year students with upper years. Our goal is that everyone from Innis can enjoy a meaningful experience at Innis and UofT! Find us at clubs day to learn how you can get involved with InSight!
Deadline: FRIDAY, APRIL 4TH
InSIGHT (Innis Students Interacting Growing Helping Together) is the main mentorship program at Innis College operating under the Office of Student Life, which aims to help first-year students make a smooth transition into university life. Now in their 11th year, InSIGHT aims to offer mentorship opportunities, which support students in their personal growth and development, and share information with them on how to make the most of their university experience. OSL and InSIGHT are teaming up to offer a new mentorship program and Innis and are looking for key students to serve as Lead Mentors for the upcoming year.
All Innis College students (Innis residents, Chestnut residents, commuters, and engineering residents) are welcome to apply to these three Lead Mentor Roles:
For more information on the roles or to apply, visit http://tinyurl.com/odzd6g2
The First in the Family Program matches first and second year first-generation students with upper year mentors in small learning communities that are discipline-specific. We have communities for Arts, Science and Commerce students, as well as for mature students. These communities host weekly sessions providing academic skill development, social, and personal support.
Welcome First-Year Innis Students!
Now in our 8TH year, Innis InSIGHT Website is here to help our new Innis students make a smooth transition into life at UofT.
During Frosh Week, you’ll have a chance to meet some awesome upper-year mentors and student leaders who will be providing you with campus tours based on your program of study.You’ll meet others in your program, and together you can ask your upper-year mentors about anything.They’re here to tell you their inside tips on how to get through your first year at UofT. Interested in joining? Give us a shout and we’ll keep you up-to-date!
If you’re an Innis student interested in our Mentorship programming or have any questions about being a part of Innis InSight Mentorship, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add you to our contact list.
Do you want to be a peer mentor? Are you interested in how people learn? Academic Success Peer Mentors support student learning through workshops, study sessions and one to one meetings. Mentors should be thoughtful about learning, enthusiastic about making a difference, and should have excellent interpersonal skills!
Positions are open until March 24, 2013, please check our website for details: www.asc.utoronto.ca