New Student Mentorship Program

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About the New Student Mentorship Program

The New Student Mentorship Program (NSMP) aims to help new Canadian students, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, navigate their first year at McGill by matching them with a returning McGill student. 

International students can apply to the International Student Services Buddy Program for matching opportunities.

Through the NSMP, new students:

  • Are matched with a trained, upper-year mentor
  • Check in one-on-one with their mentor monthly throughout the academic year
  • Receive valuable first-hand experience on navigating university life and campus resources
  • Can participate in regular NSMP social events to meet other mentees and mentors!

Through the NSMP, mentors:

  • Are matched with an incoming McGill student
  • Receive training to prepare them for building a healthy and successful relationship with their mentee(s)
  • Facilitate active discussion throughout the academic year in one-on-one check-ins
  • Can participate in regular NSMP social events to meet other mentees and mentors!

 

Registration is now closed for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Please note: due to high registration, we cannot guarantee a mentor match. However, if we are unable to match you, we will keep your information on file and prioritize your application for subsequent matches.

Being a Mentor

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the New Student Mentorship Program!

Becoming a mentor is a great way to get involved on campus, help incoming students and learn more about the services and resources available at McGill. We strongly encourage all students interested to apply and help build a welcoming and safe community at McGill!

Mentorship will give you the opportunity to:

For more inquiries about how to get involved with the program or if you have any questions about how the NSMP works, you can contact us at mentorship.stuserv [at] mcgill.ca

Being a Mentee

Thank you for your interest in becoming a mentee! Being matched with a mentor is a great way to learn more about all that campus has to offer while also starting to build your own community at McGill. Your mentor will be able to provide you with guidance and support as you start a new journey in your life.

Additional benefits:

  • Learn skills that contribute to academic and personal success
  • Understand how to access support and services
  • Build a meaningful relationship with members of the McGill student population

For more inquiries about how to get involved with the program or if you have any questions about how the NSMP works, you can contact us at mentorship.stuserv [at] mcgill.ca


McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

For more information about traditional territory and tips on how to make a land acknowledgement, visit the Land Acknowledgement webpage.


 

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