Introduction to Alumni Mentorship

Welcome to the REM Mentorship Program webpage!  Here you can find out what the mentorship program is all about, learn about the mentors and sign up for this year’s program!

Sign up for the 2021 program here by completing this survey by April 2, 2021. We encourage you to share what you, as a student and mentee, are looking for in a mentor and from the program!

What is the REM Mentorship Program?

The REM Mentorship Program connects REM alumni with current REM students, with the goal of fostering relationships between those who are currently completing their REM studies and those working in the professional world.

REM students know a great deal about current research, what SFU is up to, and have a fresh take on environmental challenges (and solutions); the alumni know how they got to where to where they are and can pass on advice on how to get there.

The Mentorship Program runs every summer and is largely self-driven by the mentor and mentee. You and your mentor will decide what the goals of your conversations are, and when/how often you’ll meet.

There are many benefits to participating in the Mentorship Program, such as:

  • Network with people out in the REM professional realm (several past participants have found jobs through their mentors!)
  • Learn about where your degree can take you;
  • Discuss other opportunities such as continuing education programs, diplomas, and professional development seminars;
  • Chat about your career ambitions, worries, questions, etc. etc. The alumni know what you're going through… they share your excitement and passion for REM and also feel your pain with workloads, thesis defenses, etc. etc.

Learn more about the Mentorship Program in this info session hosted and recorded on March 19th, 2021.

Go ahead and start browsing through the mentor bio page from 2020 to get an idea of the wide range of expertise and interests in our REM Alumni!

If you have any questions, comments or feedback about the Mentorship program, please contact the Organizing Committee at rem_alumni@sfu.ca