March 2016

Common Ties Mentorship

The Common Ties Mentorship Program saw a big change at the beginning of September with the launch of a new mentor/mentee online platform.

The online database now sits with Firsthand, making it easier than ever to give next-generation talent the opportunity to learn and grow from your experience..

Have you registered with the new platform yet?

How often do you get calls asking for career advice or networking contacts? And how do you find the time? Why not make your mentoring truly count by connecting with your alma mater — a qualified community with a well-earned reputation for high-potential, talented and driven alumni. 

No long volunteer training sessions are necessary. In just minutes you’ll be registered and an active member of our network.

Make your volunteer hours count by mentoring with our exceptional community of high-potential talent. After all, one of the most rewarding parts of climbing the career ladder is pulling up those behind you. Wouldn’t it be fun to say you taught the next Steve Jobs everything he knows? Please follow these simple instructions to register:

1. Visit and click "Become a Mentor."

2. If you have a LinkedIn profile, log in using your LinkedIn credentials and your profile will be imported. It's that easy.

3. If you don't have a LinkedIn profile, log in with your preferred email address and create your password. You'll then be prompted to input your work experience, education and skills.

4. However you register, make sure to identify what services you'll provide to mentees. Select from career conversations, resume critiques and/or mock interviews.

5. Set your preferred times for meetings and you're done. Thank you for becoming a mentor.

If you're interested in participating more actively with Common Ties, please contact associate director of alumni relations Jeff Ball directly by phone at 416-488-1125, ext. 3357 or by email at