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How the Program Works

The Basics

Once you have decided to participate in the program and you have read the Mentoring Guidelines and Commitment, simply follow these steps.

Staff/Faculty Mentors

  1. Complete the Mentor Application Form.
  2. Once you receive an email containing a link to your Mentee's profile, email your Mentee and initiate the conversation.
  3. Decide on a mutually convenient meeting time.
  4. Before meeting, read the First Meeting Checklist.
  5. The rest is up to you!
  6. Remember to bring the Mentoring Guidelines and Commitment form to your first meeting so you and your mentee can review and sign it together.

Graduate Student Mentors

  1. rachel [dot] schwartz [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) the graduate-undergraduate student mentoring program coordinator, who will email more information and an application form to you.
  2. Complete the application form and email it back to the coordinator.
  3. Once you receive an email notifying that you have been paired with a Mentee, email your Mentee and initiate the conversation.
  4. Decide on a mutually convenient meeting time.
  5. Before meeting, read the First Meeting Checklist.
  6. The rest is up to you!
  7. Remember to bring the Mentoring Guidelines and Commitment form to your first meeting so you and your mentee can review and sign it together.

Mentees

  1. Complete the Mentee Application Form. At this time, you will be presented with a choice of two Mentors. Select one. You also have the choice of specifying what you are looking for in a mentor and we will find a mentor that suits your specifications (if applicable).
  2. If you would like to be mentored by a graduate student, make sure you indicate this under "Special Considerations."
  3. You will receive an email containing a link to your Mentor's profile. If you have been paired with a graduate student, their information will be emailed to you. Review it so you are ready when they email you to set the first meeting. 
  4. Decide on a mutually convenient meeting time.
  5. Before meeting, read the First Meeting Checklist. You may want to consider topic(s) that you would like to talk about with your mentor in advance or even bring a list of questions that you may have to your first meeting. 
  6. The rest is up to you!
  7. Remember to bring the Mentoring Guidelines and Commitment form to your first meeting so you and your mentor can review and sign it together.

Remember, we're always here to help! If you have any questions, please email us at undergrad [dot] mentoring [at] mcgill [dot] ca.