Sheridan Black Mentorship Program
Sheridan’s Career Integrated Learning Services, Student Affairs and Alumni Relations in partnership with Black Mentorship Inc (BMI) are excited to implement the Sheridan College Black Mentorship Program, where alumni will act as the mentor to the students by sharing their unique perspectives and experiences.
What is the program?
The Sheridan College Black Mentorship Program will provide Black Sheridan students with an opportunity to develop their skills, expand their professional networks and prepare for their future careers. Young Black youth often don’t have the support they need as they begin building their careers. Mentoring will offer these students a safe space for them to learn and receive support they need. This reciprocal relationship will act as a bridge, deepening the mentor’s empathy by connecting them to the Sheridan student experience.
What is required of program participants?
Each student and mentor will commit to meeting five times through October – March. All meetings will be held virtually for the 2021-22 program on the Sheridan Connect platform. Mentors and students will be required to register for Sheridan Connect, if they have not already done so.
How do I get involved?
If you are a graduate and are interested in being a Mentor for this year, please complete this application form, which will detail your availability, the academic program you graduated from, your professional experience and when you graduated.
What happens after I apply?
Once applications have been received for mentors and mentees, our team will undertake a vetting process before selecting the participants for this year. From there, participants will be accepted into the program (Fall 2021) and the matching process will begin. Once all mentors and mentees have been paired, each group will receive a one-hour training session before the mentoring relationship begins.
I have some other questions, who can I contact?
If you are a graduate, interested in being a mentor, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org