Glendon launches Glendon Connect: Alumni Mentorship Program

Glendon launches Glendon Connect: Alumni Mentorship Program

This fall, Glendon College launched its first ever Glendon Connect: Alumni Mentorship Program, an initiative that aims to provide networking opportunities for Glendon students with alumni leaders from a variety of fields and backgrounds. 

For 8 weeks each semester, participating students have the opportunity to connect with a wide range of alumni mentors for coffee-chat style mentoring via Glendon’s GLConnect platform. This open-networking approach allows students to connect with mentors who work in a variety of sectors, and encourages students to consider a multitude of personal and professional pathways, regardless of their program of study.

The program is managed through a partnership between Glendon’s Office of Alumni Relations & Advancement and the Office of Student Affairs, with support from the Career and Skills Development Centre.

Photo of the Mentorship Mixer event hosted by Principal Marco Fiola

The launch of the fall semester’s program was celebrated with a Mentorship Mixer hosted by Principal Marco Fiola, where program participants were excited to meet in person and start building connections amongst a community of potential mentors and mentees. 

Remarked one student participant, “Being a student at Glendon is so special because of the connections you make along the way, this mentorship program fulfils exactly that. These mentors give life-changing advice, and valuable wisdom. I am so thankful I was given the opportunity to meet with them”

Each mentoring cohort welcomes more than 35 students and 14 mentors, with expanded capacity planned for future academic years.