"Mentor: Someone whose hindsight can become your foresight.”
Before you complete the Mentee Application Form...
- Learn more about the Program
Take a moment to scan the Mentoring Guidelines and Commitment form, the First Meeting Checklist and our news articles.
- Think about what you are looking for in a potential mentor
Consider whether there is any additional information that you’d like us to take into account when assigning your Mentor. This is an option if you are seeking specific qualities or characteristics from a potential mentor. These can include, but are not limited to: language, gender, hobbies/interests, sexual orientation, ethnic identity, religion, travel experiences and specific skills or abilities. There is an appropriate space for this on the Mentee Application Form entitled Special Considerations. If you do not complete this section, you will be randomly assigned a mentor.
- Understand the objectives of the Program
As you know, McGill has a variety of services for students, including those that provide academic advising, tutoring, career advice, counselling, health services, and assistance with University dispute resolution. While you can definitely discuss these topics with your Mentor, he or she cannot and should not replace any of these services. For example, your Mentor is not expected to proofread your essays, write medical notes, or intervene in any disputes that may arise. Links to useful McGill services for students are available here.