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Undergraduate Programs

Now Hiring – Economics Peer Mentorship Program (ECO:PMP)

ECO:PMP connects incoming second year students into the department by pairing them up with an upper-year undergraduate. 

Mentees are second-year Economics Major students new to ECO programs. Mentors are upper-year undergraduate students and will help the mentees integrate into the ECO community; share the fruits of their experience; and ensure students are aware of the opportunities and resources ECO and U of T have to offer.

Mentees will have an informal way of receiving important advice, guidance, and information as they navigate their degree path. Mentees and mentors can meet one-on-one or attend ECO-related workshops and events together. The program provides mentors with an opportunity to connect with fellow students, develop leadership skills, and contribute to their department in a meaningful way that is valued by faculty and students alike.

Duration

The duration of mentoring is from September to April, but can continue after the program has concluded.

Eligibility

Mentors and mentees must be enrolled in a program of study (POSt) offered by the Department of Economics.  ECO POSts include: Financial Economics Specialist, Economics & Mathematics Specialist, Economics Specialist or Major. Mentors must be in their third, fourth or higher year of study with good academic standing. Mentees must be in their second year of study.

Mentee & Mentor Responsibilities

If matched, mentees are required to complete the following in order for the program to be added to their Co-Curricular Record (CCR):

  • Meet with mentor at least four (4) times during the program duration (September to April). This can take the form of: (a) One-on-one meetings; or (b) Attending ECO-sponsored events with your mentor (info sessions, workshops, seminars, etc.)
  • Attend Orientation (TBD) and Finale events (TBD)
  • Fill out a brief online reflection form following a meeting with your mentor
  • Complete brief pre-program and end-of-program survey

If matched, mentors are required to complete the following in order for the program to be added to their CCR:

  • Complete three mentor training modules: Mentoring 101, Creating an Inclusive Environment, and Mentoring Conversations. These training modules must be completed sequentially. Each is 90 minutes.  The first must be completed by the end of October and all three by the end of the first term (they can all be done in one day).  → Description and registration link
  • Meet your mentee at least four times during the program duration (September to April). This can take the form of: (a) one-on-one meetings; or (b) attending department-sponsored events together (information sessions, workshops, seminars, etc.)
  • Attend orientation (TBD) and finale events (TBD)
  • Fill out a brief online reflection form following each meeting with your mentee
  • Complete brief pre-program and end-of-program survey

To Apply

Please fill out the appropriate application form by September 16, 2019. Space is limited. First come, first served.