Mentorship is valuable at all stages of your career, and it doesn’t have to look like the typical formal “mentor and protégé” model.

We like to think about mentorship as encompassing a wide range of relationships, interactions, and networks.

One option is to have a whole network of colleagues you can draw on for advice that includes peers, senior colleagues, and junior colleagues, both within and outside of your department, discipline, and institution. This provides you with diverse advice and expertise, and spreads out the time commitment for everyone involved. We encourage you to do some research and find a model (or a bunch of models) that resonate with you.

There isn’t much in the way of formal mentoring at Waterloo, but here’s what we know.

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Thank you to Jo Atlee, Monica Vesely, and Sheila Ager for their contributions to this page.