“Mentor: Someone whose hindsight can become your foresight.”
Before you Sign Up...
Take a moment to scan the Mentoring Guidelines and Commitment and the First Meeting Checklist, so you can get a sense of what being a Mentee entails.
Consider whether there is any additional information that you’d like us to take into account, if possible, when assigning your Mentor (for example, gender, sexual orientation, race and/or ethnic identity, religion, ability). Also be sure to mention any particular characteristics you are looking for in a mentor (such as specific skills like public speaking, travel experience, certain academic fields of interest, etc.). There is an appropriate space for this on the Mentee Application Form entitled "Special Considerations."
As you know, McGill has a variety of services for students, including ones that provide academic advising, tutoring, career advice, counselling, healthcare, and assistance with university dispute resolution. While you can definitely discuss these topics with your Mentor, he or she cannot 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.