U of G Alumni Volunteers Needed for CORE Mentorship Program

Posted: Nov 09, 2022

CORE is a mentorship program for Black and racialized students at the University of Guelph. CORE pairs upper-year (second year and above) students with a Black or racialized professional, staff or faculty in an area of the student’s interest to support students with building meaningful connections, developing a strong social and professional network, and establishing a community on campus and in Guelph broadly.

In partnership with the Cultural Diversity Office, Alumni Affairs and Development is supporting the CORE (Creating Opportunities for Racial Equity) Mentorship Program for Black and racialized students at U of G by helping to recruit alumni mentors each academic year.

The program is looking for alumni professionals who identify as a Black or otherwise racialized individual. Mentors are paired with an upper-year U of G student and help students:

  • Outline and pursue their personal and professional goals
  • Build confidence
  • Connect with the community
  • Promote academic and career success

Mentor participation in the program requires the following:

  • 3+ years of experience and expertise in their field of study and/or work
  • Willingness to provide active listening, guidance, and aid students in their personal and professional development
  • Availability to meet (virtually) with their mentee at least twice per month
  • Self-identification as a Black or otherwise racialized individual

More information 

If you are interested, please find more details on the CORE Mentorship Program website.

For further inquiries about the program, alumni can also contact Alexis Charles (Coordinator, Cultural Diversity Programs) at charlesa@uoguelph.ca.


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