SES Graduate Peer Mentoring Program

The SES Graduate Peer Mentoring Program aims to provide mentorship to incoming graduate students entering the School of Environmental Sciences by pairing first-year students with an upper-year mentor. Mentors will act as a resource to answer questions, connect their mentees with university resources and services, and offer social support in order to ease students' transition into graduate student life. Mentors and mentees will meet twice a month for 30 minutes either in person or virtually; whichever mentor and mentee decide.

Why Become a Peer Mentor?

  • Improve communication and personal skills

  • Develop leadership and management qualities

  • Increase your confidence and motivation

  • Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers

  • Enhance your CV

  • Receive valuable training in effective communication

  • Gain recognition for your skills and experience

  • Benefit from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth


Why Have a Peer Mentor?

  • Get your questions answered quickly by a current student

  • Learn from a current student who successfully navigated the transition to graduate school

  • Receive tips on getting involved, campus resources, studying, time management, and more

  • Meet more students within the School of Environmental Sciences

  • Increase your social and academic confidence

  • Develop your communication, study, and personal skills

  • Develop strategies for dealing with both personal and academic issues


Mentors must be in the last year of their MSc program or in 2nd year and above in their PhD program. If you are interested in becoming a graduate peer mentor, please fill out the mentor survey

Mentees must be in their first year of graduate school (MES, MSc, or PhD). If you are interested in becoming a graduate peer mentee, please fill out the mentee survey.