Get priceless coaching from expert alumni working in a diverse selection of fields.
Advancing YU is a unique program that will match select alumni who are achieving success in their chosen fields, with third- and fourth-year Black and/or women students for mentorship and skills development. Student will also receive financial compensation for their participation.
How does it work?
Apply for one or both streams
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Who is eligible?
There are two streams to choose from. Eligible students may apply to one or both streams.
Stream: Advancing Black Students
The Advancing Black Students program is designed for Black Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) students in their third or fourth year of study (completed a minimum of 54 credits). It celebrates the many successful York University Black alumni and provides them opportunities to meet and invest in the next generation of Black professionals and scholars.
Stream: Advancing Women Students
The Advancing Women Students program is designed for women LA&PS students in their third or fourth year of study (completed a minimum of 54 credits). The Advancing Women program matches successful York University women alumnae with women students as they prepare to enter the workforce.
Information for Students
Capitalize on this unique opportunity to connect with alumni and gain valuable work skills and personal development.
Information for Alumni
Share your expertise and experience with a LA&PS student! Find out about our opportunities to become a mentor.
Meet the Mentors
Our mentors represent a diversity of experience and expertise from multiple professions. Meet about our incredible team.