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Peer Mentorship Program

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Peer mentorship presents a unique opportunity for you to connect with other SAIT students. Both having a mentor and being one supports your success throughout school and beyond graduation. It encourages personal empowerment, allowing you to practice and develop valuable skills while experiencing campus life.

Program details 

The Peer Mentorship Program matches senior student mentors with first-year mentees in a structured relationship based on their program of study, common interests or a combination. Mentors provide guidance and support for a variety of non-academic issues as their mentees transition into post-secondary life.

Mentees and mentors are matched for the full academic year or for a single semester. Mentors may be matched to one or more mentees. Mentorship pairs/groups can choose to meet face-to-face, one-on-one or in small groups, or to chat over email or text message. 

Students must be in touch every week — meeting for about an hour for face-to-face mentoring or participating in one or more text conversations.

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

Start SAIT right with a peer mentor

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

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.

Get a peer mentor

Did you know?

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

Be a peer mentor

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.

Do you have the ability to influence? Are you enjoying SAIT and doing well academically (min. GPA 3.0)? Are you empathetic toward the ideas and experiences of others?

Sign up to be a peer mentor: 

  • 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. 

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

Be a peer mentor

Did you know?

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

Contact the Peer Mentorship Program

If you're interested in getting involved or have questions, email mentorship@sait.ca

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