COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of university tours, presentations and networking events for thousands of students. We pair these students with university mentors who offer personalized guidance and support during the transition to first year! We also offer program-specific articles, professional development advice, career pathway podcasts, and virtual seminars to support students of all ages.

ABOUT US

Our Mission

Transitioning into university can often be confusing or difficult. The Mentorship Spot makes this change easier for university applicants by connecting them with mentors who will answer questions and provide support from the application process through to the end of first year. We aim to provide diverse resources and accessible mentorship to a community of students who support one another to foster personal and academic growth.

What We Do

The Mentorship Spot team has partnered with students at several top schools in Canada to empower youth by providing accessible guidance to inspire them to become leaders in their chosen career fields.

For students applying to university, it is often confusing or stressful to decide between the many options available to them. This can be made more difficult by a lack of accessible mentors, as students struggle to learn about their schools and programs of choice. Come September, thousands of students can find themselves struggling to adapt and develop a support system in an unfamiliar place.

The Mentorship Spot is directly targeting this issue by providing mentorship and support for students who are leaving high school or entering university.  Guidance from knowledgeable mentors has been shown to smooth the journey from applications through to first year, contributing to higher social integration and academic achievement.

Resources

  • Articles

    • Written and edited by experienced university students

    • Provide insight into academics, extracurriculars, and overall atmosphere at various universities/programs 

  • Podcasts​

    • Check out our Spotify (@TheMentorshipSpotlight) to listen to interviews with students and professionals from a variety of pathways​

 

  • Social Media

    • Follow us to be alerted when a new article is posted 

    • Ask direct questions to mentors during our Instagram takeovers 

  • Sign Up For A Mentor

    • Visit our sign-up page and become a mentee

    • Have a one-on-one conversations with a student who is following a similar path

  • Become A Mentor

    • Visit our sign-up page and become a mentor

    • Guide students who may have questions about your program/university

    • Help students who are struggling to choose a career path to explore their options

  • Check out "Takeover Tuesdays" on our Instagram stories (@thementorshipspot)

  • Zoom panels with keynote speakers and university student mentors

Events

MEET THE TEAM

Komal Patel

FOUNDER
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Komal is a third year student at Western University, where she’s completing a double degree program with Medical Sciences and the Ivey Business School. She started The Mentorship Spot in her first year, after recognizing a lack of guidance for high school students applying to university. She also loves to get involved on campus through clubs, research, and student development programs. In the future, Komal hopes to work in the healthcare industry, and she’s always looking for new opportunities to learn and grow!

Arya More

PRESIDENT
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Maisha Alam

VP SOCIAL MEDIA 

Arya is a third-year student at Ivey Business School at Western University. She hopes to also maintaining campus involvement and contribution. Combining her passion for design and drive for business, she brings both artistic and interpersonal elements to The Mentorship Spot. Arya is ambitious, hardworking, and eager to learn from those around her!

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Divya Balendra

VP CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

Divya is a third year Physiology and Pharmacology student at Western University. She wants to carry the torch forward from mentors who continue to help her in university, and hopes to provide tangible support for other students. She loves to get involved in the school and local community through work, volunteering and various student organizations. In the future, she hopes to build upon her passions and have a career in healthcare or scientific research

Maisha is a second year business student at Western University. She is passionate about international business and humanitarian work, and explores these passions through academics and extracurriculars. She hopes to have a career where she can make a positive impact and work with others, Maisha joined The Mentorship Spot in 2020, and is eager to help students on their journey to post-secondary!

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Shirley Mu

Shirley is a first year Business student at Western University. Student involvement and mentorship has always been important to her, she’s excited for all that TMS has in store! Fun fact: Shirley’s dog looks like a cat from the back. 

Anirudh Aiyar

VP OUTREACH
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Fabiha Mahbub

VP SOCIAL MEDIA 
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Bhargavi Venkat

Bhargavi is a second year Health Sciences student at McMaster University. She is very passionate about writing and mentorship and, through TMS, she hopes to provide fellow students with reliable reosurces that will guide them in their career journey. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in healthcare and in her spare time, you will find her cooking, baking or reading!

VP CONTENT DEVELOPMENT 
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Anirudh is a 1st year student at the university of Waterloo studying sustainability and financial Management. He is close to completing one year with the mentorship spot and is excited to expand the operations of the organization amongst the highschool community. He believes that effective and accurate post secondary information is an utmost requirement for high schoolers. Anirudh is passionate about finance and aims to learn more about it in the future.

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Fabiha is a second year medical science student at Western University. She has always had a vast interest in mentorship and is passionate about helping high school students navigate their post-secondary journeys. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the guitar and piano.

VP OUTREACH