The Peer Mentorship Program presents a unique opportunity to connect with other SAIT students.

Having a peer mentor or being one is a great way to build confidence and enhance essential skills that help you stand out to employers.

Program details

The Peer Mentorship Program is offered during the fall, winter, and spring semesters to students who attend a full-time, day-time credit diploma or degree program. At this time, we are unable to offer Peer Mentorship to students attending certificate, fast-track, open studies, pre-employment or apprenticeship programs.

The Peer Mentorship Program matches senior student mentors with first-year mentees. Matches become part of a structured relationship and are based on a common program of study.

A mentor may be matched with a single mentee or with several mentees to form a small group. Mentors and mentees meet approximately one hour weekly for 12 weeks each semester.

A required peer mentorship orientation supports mentors and mentees. Mentor groups may meet in person or virtually through Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

ℹ️ Mentoring is not the same as counselling or tutoring. If you are in need of these services, please contact student development and counselling or academic coaching and tutoring services

Spring 2024 registration

Registrations for the Winter 2024 term are now closed. Registrations for both mentees and mentors for the Spring 2024 term open March 18 until May 10 2024.

The Spring 2024 Peer Mentorship program begins Monday May 21. Be sure to register and reserve your spot for this very popular and successful program

Gain confidence and insight to help you navigate campus life at SAIT throughout your SAIT journey.

Sign up for a peer mentor to:

  • meet new people and expand your community
  • improve your communication, critical thinking and collaboration skills
  • learn about resources and services on campus
  • develop networking, professional and relationship-building skills
  • gain credit for your co-curricular recognition
  • start your life-long mentorship journey.

To qualify as a peer mentee, you must:

  • be a first-year student attending a full-time daytime credit diploma or degree program
  • commit to meeting with your mentor for 1 hour per week or 12 hours per semester
  • participate in a required peer mentorship orientation.

Did you know? Studies show having a mentor improves GPA and course completion and increases confidence, motivation and self-belief.

Boost your leadership skills and help a new student adjust to life on campus. Support student success by referring your mentee to valuable resources, encouraging them to get involved and providing guidance on succeeding at SAIT.

To qualify as a peer mentor, you must:

  • be in your second year or higher of a full-time daytime credit diploma or degree program
  • maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • be in good standing with the Office of Student Conduct
  • demonstrate an ability to engage and encourage others
  • demonstrate empathy towards the ideas and experiences of others
  • be passionate about your SAIT experience
  • commit to meeting with your mentee for 1 hour per week or 12 hours per semester
  • participate in a required peer mentorship orientation.

As a peer mentor, you will: 

  • receive a $150 stipend as a token of appreciation for your commitment and time throughout the semester
  • enhance your self-awareness through positive role modelling
  • put your engaging communication techniques and critical-thinking abilities into practice
  • build relationships along with your interpersonal skills
  • contribute to a great campus culture
  • improve your career profile and gain credit for your co-curricular recognition

Did you know? Studies show being a mentor increases academic performance, self-understanding, communication and personal growth.

Note: Mentors are not tutors — they are not expected to assist mentees with coursework.

Questions?

Contact us at
Student Engagement Office
student.engagement@sait.ca

Monday - Friday | 8 am - 4:30 pm