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Peer Ambassadors and Leaders (PAL)

Get the support you need to be successful at SAIT and beyond through the Peer Ambassadors and Leaders (PAL) program.

The PAL program is a unique opportunity for you to connect with other SAIT students — your peers — while you gain valuable hands-on experience, develop lifelong skills and experience campus life.

PAL Mentorship Program

PAL Mentorship applications now closed

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017/18 academic year. 

For information on other ways that you can get involved, please contact pal.mentorship@sait.ca.

The PAL Mentorship Program is designed to match experienced SAIT student mentors with first-year student mentees who are looking for support and guidance through the first-year student experience. The PAL Mentorship program focuses on empowering both mentors and mentees and will provide you with guidance and support for non-academic issues you may face. Our goal is to help you develop skills and experience for a successful transition into post-secondary and into your career.

Mentors and mentees have structured and formal relationships based on specific goals. Mentees and mentors are paired for one academic year — September to April — and are expected to meet about one hour a week during that time. Mentors and mentees who fully participate in the PAL Mentorship Program are eligible for credit through SAIT's Co-Curricular Record

Mentoring is not the same as counselling or tutoring. If you are in need of either of these services, please contact Student Development and Counselling or Tutoring Services.

Get a peer mentor

Are you starting your first year at SAIT? Get a mentor and you'll be paired an experienced SAIT student who will help you navigate student life at SAIT. Your mentor will be a source of guidance and encouragement, referring you to services on campus, encouraging you to get involved in events and activities and helping you to develop strategies for success at SAIT.

Benefits of having a peer mentor:

  • Become oriented to SAIT
  • Learn about resources and services on campus
  • Develop collaboration skills through networking and relationship-building
  • Gain skills and experience in effective communication
  • Practice professionalism through maintaining a structured mentorship relationship
  • Learn and practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Meet new people
  • Gain credit for your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)

Become a peer mentor

Are you a returning SAIT student? Become a mentor and you'll be paired with a mentee — a first-year SAIT student — who is looking for guidance in making a successful transition into SAIT. As a mentor, your role will be to help your mentee adjust to student life by guiding them in strategies to succeed, referring them to resources on campus and encouraging them to get fully involved in the student experience. Don't worry — you'll have access to training and support along the way.

Benefits of becoming a peer mentor:

  • Boost your leadership skills through guiding, encouraging and supporting your mentee
  • Develop your interpersonal skills through effective collaboration and relationship-building
  • Enhance your self-awareness through positive role modelling
  • Learn and practice engaging communication techniques
  • Enhance your critical thinking abilities through guiding and assisting your mentee in problem-solving
  • Improve your career profile and employability  
  • Meet new people
  • Gain credit for your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)

Mentors are not tutors and you should not assist your mentee in completing coursework.

Contact the PAL Program

Lamb Learner Success Centre
Room MC221, Stan Grad Centre

Peer Assistance and Leadership
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