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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Student Life also has a mentorship database for all U of T students.
- Arts & Science students can use the backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program to make connections.
- 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.