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Peer Mentorship Program

The Peer Mentorship Program presents a unique opportunity for you 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.

Whether you’re starting at SAIT and could use some advice from someone who’s done it all before or looking ahead to graduation and getting hired, being involved with peer mentorship can have a huge impact. 

Peer Mentorship – Winter 2023

Registrations for the Fall 2022 semester are now closed. Registrations for both mentees and mentors will open again for the Winter term from November 14, 2022 to January 13, 2022.

The Peer Mentorship Program – Winter 2023 commences Monday, January 23. Be sure to register and reserve your spot for this very popular and successful program. Program and registration details are listed below.

Peer mentor information sessions

Peer mentors! Are you looking for more information about being a mentor? Be sure to attend one of our drop-in information sessions. No registration necessary.

  • Nov. 21 | 12:15-12:45 pm | KA 226, Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre
  • Nov. 22 | 12:15-12:45 pm | KA 226, Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre
  • Nov. 23 | 12:15-12:45 pm | KA 226, Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre

Unable to attend a drop-in session? Register for a virtual Zoom session:

Nov. 24 | 6:00-6:30 pm | Register now >

Program details

The Peer Mentorship Program is offered during the fall and winter 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 per week for a total of 12 weeks each semester. Mentors and Mentees are supported by orientation and are required to complete the Peer Mentorship Training Course. Mentor groups may meet in person or virtually through platforms such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

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

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 record
  • start your life-long mentorship journey.

To qualify as a peer mentee, you must:

  • be a first-year student attending a full-time day time credit diploma or degree program
  • commit to meeting with your mentor for 1 hour per week or 12 hours per semester
  • participate in approximately 3 hours of peer mentorship training consisting of a peer mentorship orientation and the completion of PERS 012.

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

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Boost your leadership skills and help a new student adjust to life on campus. Support student success by referring your mentee to useful resources, encouraging them to get involved and providing guidance on how to succeed 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 approximately 3 hours of peer mentorship training consisting of a peer mentorship orientation and the completion of PERS 012.

As a peer mentor, you will: 

  • 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 record.

Training and support will be provided. 

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.

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Questions?

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

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