By engaging with students, you have the opportunity to enhance their university experience and play an important role in helping them develop and prepare for life after university.  

Contents

Job & work study Post on the CLN
Co-Curricular Record Become a CCR validator
Communications Order Student Life print material for events
Service learning Engage students through service learning in the classroom
Career exploration Engage students through course-embedded career exploration
Safety abroad Policy guidelines for exchange, international activities, field trips
Mentorship Become a mentor for a student
Leadership Make a presentation/workshop request
Research Include a student in your research process

Jobs & work study postings

The University of Toronto’s Work Study program is administered through the Career Centre and Enrolment Services, and provides students with the chance to gain experience working in various fields at the university while campus employers can benefit from central funding. The program is a great way for students to do meaningful work under the direction of a faculty or staff mentor.  

CCR Engagement

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is designed to help students search and track experiences beyond the classroom, link those experiences to skills, and have those opportunities recognized on an official institutional document. The CCR process includes validation by a University of Toronto staff or faculty member to help facilitate students’ learning process and to ensure that students complete their activity in order to be recognized on their respective record. Staff and faculty volunteers are can sign up with the CCR to connect with a student group.  

Print material

The Student Life Communications team facilitates conversations with students about Student Life through print, digital media and real life connections. Student Life print material can be ordered for events through the communications office.  

Service learning

The Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP) works to create connections with community organizations in order to build education capacity within the community and enhance student learning. CCP offers a number of services and resources for faculty interested in incorporating community-engaged learning in their courses.  

Career exploration

The Career Centre offers a range of programs and services to help students gain experience, pursue further education and look for work. They can also provide support for faculty interested in embedding career exploration into their course. 

Exchange & Safety abroad policy guidelines

The Centre for International Experience serves international students coming to the University as well as University of Toronto students studying abroad. Their services for faculty and staff include safety abroad training as well as assistance with promoting exchange programs and facilitating the transfer credit process.  

Mentorship

The Mentorship Resource Centre hosts a database of student mentorship programs and provides resources and consultations for staff developing new mentoring programs. If students are looking for a mentor, you can refer them to the database or to our office.

If you would like to submit or edit a mentorship opportunity for mentees in the database, you can access the coordinators portal (for staff and faculty members or current students who coordinate mentorship programs). If you are interested in creating or enhancing a mentorship program, we can help. Contact erin.clifford@utoronto.ca for details.

Each summer Student & Campus Community Development hosts “Mentorship and Peer Programs Moving Forward” a professional development day for anyone who works with or is interested in student to student support programs.  This year Mentorship and Peer Programs Moving Forward is July 21, 2016.  Registration is now closed, please contact erin.clifford@utoronto.ca if you have any questions.  

Leadership

The Student Life Leadership Development Office facilitates a number of valuable programs to help students learn and develop their leadership skills. The Office supports the design and development of leadership initiatives throughout the University by providing resources on program design and content.  Students, staff and faculty can also request a customized leadership training session. 

Research

As a leading research institute in Canada, we take pride in the inspiring work our faculty members are producing. By engaging undergraduate students in your research projects, you are opening their doors to a valuable research experience and helping them develop the skills crucial to your field. Students can provide a unique perspective to your project, and bring energy and enthusiasm to the process.