Undergraduate Mentoring Program

The SES Mentoring Program aims to provide mentorship to first-year students entering the School of Environmental Sciences by pairing first-year students with an upper-year (2nd, 3rd or 4th year) mentor, who 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 university. Mentors and mentees will meet twice a month for 30 minutes through the virtual platform of their choice.

Why Become a Peer Mentor?

  • Improve communication and personal skills
  • Develop leadership and management qualities
  • Reinforce your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)
  • 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
  • Reference letter from SES Director

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 university
  • 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


If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please fill out this Mentor survey 

If you are interested in becoming a Mentee, please fill out the Mentee survey 

Deadline: September 30, 2023

For any questions regarding the program, please send an E-mail to sesmentorship@uoguelph.ca