Mentorship

LSE Alumni Mentoring Network

The CFLSE encourages its alumni to participate in the LSE Alumni Mentoring Network.

The Mentoring Network is an online database of LSE alumni who have signed up as volunteers to share their experience and expertise.  They offer informal careers advice, which can prove to be invaluable to those who are trying to figure out what will be the next step in their career.

Please consider signing-up to become a mentor and help others by providing information and advice about your industry and career path.  Mentors report that they find the exchanges with fellow alumni and students rewarding, and that mentoring is a great way of giving back to the LSE community and also provides learning opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, or, if you are looking for a mentor, please visit the LSE’s Alumni Mentoring Network page.

Speed Mentorship

The Mentorship Sub-Committee has hosted CFLSE Speed Mentorship Night events, which bring together LSE alumni from different career stages to learn from one another and enhance opportunities for professional development. The goal of the event is to generate meaningful conversations about leadership and career development between alumni in small group settings. The majority of the evening is spent in four 20-minute roundtable discussions, that focus on different themes. The roundtable discussions are led by prominent members of the alumni community who take on the Mentor role for the night. Time for informal networking is also part of the program. Events have run in 2015 and 2016, and another Speed Mentorship Night is anticipated for 2017.

Mentors in past events include:

  • Burke Christian, manager, communication and outreach, Supply Chain Ontario, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
  • Neil Desai, Director of Corporate Affiars at Magnetic Forensics
  • Jeffrey Dvorkin, lecturer and director, Journalism program, University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Alison Hayman, partner, Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Jacqui Henry, Executive Director at the Smile Sharing Community Foundation
  • Valerie Midmer, Manager – Leadership Associate at TD
  • Ian Morrison, spokesperson, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
  • Michelle Ransom, Consultant, Shift Change LLC
  • Ken Rea, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto
  • Usman Sheikh, Litigation Partner at Gowling WLG
  • Mike Sutherland, principal, Dunrobin Consulting, and associate, First Class Partnerships
  • Jennifer Wood, CFA director, investments, Manulife Group Benefits and Retirement Solutions
  • Gerald Wu, senior director, talent management, CIBC