ECON-nection Mentorship Program

The ECON-nection Mentorship Program is an opportunity for incoming Economics students to be paired with and mentored by an upper year student. Transitioning from first-year arts into your major program can be exciting and challenging but the friendly advice of a mentor can help to ease the transition into the new department!

Mentors are student volunteers who are happy to welcome you to the Economics community and are interested in:

  • Sharing what it's like to be an ECON student
  • Talking about their co-op and academic experiences
  • Providing tips for effective time management
  • Offering advice in securing your first co-op position
  • Recommending places to study or eat on campus
  • Contributing what they think is important for ECON students to know

If you're interested in joining this mentorship program please fill in the following form:

Join the program!

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How Peer Mentoring can enhance your university experience

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Become an ECON-nection Mentor

Benefits of Being an ECON-nection Mentor

  • Bolster your resume with leadership skills, coaching skills and more
  • Create connections with fellow ECON students, ECON staff and faculty
  • Stepping stone for future leadership opportunities

Key Accountabilities

  • Engage your mentees in a meaningful way to foster a sense of community within the department of Economics by being an approachable, non-judgmental resource
  • Reporting mentoring accomplishments to your program supervisor

Eligibility (as of the upcoming Fall term)

  • Student in 3A term or higher
  • At least one co-op work term completed (for co-op plan students)
  • Actively enrolled in an Honours ECON plan, including Mathematical Economics
  • A fantastic attitude and passion for Economics
  • No previous experience required

*please note this is currently a volunteer position for the department of Economics

Fall 2023 submissions due July 4, 2023. Form will reopen Spring 2024 for new mentors.

2023 ECON-nection Mentor form

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Brief interviews will be held either virtually or in-person in July 2024 with one of the Undergrad ECON advisors. Please provide your availability from Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. If you have no availability during these times in July, please let us know!