31 Find your future mentor

Being ready to find a mentor is a critical juncture in your job search. This shows you have done the research, work and self-reflection necessary to get here. Informational interviews allow you to connect with professionals in your career area of interest and get insider advice.

  1. Attend the Talking to Professionals workshop to learn how to approach people for informational interviews and how to make the best use of these one-on-one conversations.
  2. Once you’ve attended Interview Them, you’ll have access to the Informational Interview Database to find mentors from within the U of T community.
  3. Practice these conversations with a roster of U of T alumni who are ready and willing to talk to you. Create a profile for the U of T Hub on Ten Thousand Coffees and set up an informational meeting with other members on the Hub.
  4. Student Life also has a mentorship database for all U of T students.
  5. Arts & Science students can use the backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program to make connections.
  6. Check out Career Navigator to connect with alumni from your program, using their LinkedIn or Ten Thousand Coffees profiles to possibly develop a connection.

Visit Career Exploration & Education and meet with us for a 15-minute conversation to talk about your next step(s). Find our hours here.

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