Alumni Applicant Assessor Program

Help shape the Class of 2T6

 

Each year, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering attracts impressive applicants from all over the world to join Canada’s #1 engineering school as an undergraduate student. While each applicant’s past academic performance is a critical factor in the admissions process, we firmly believe in the importance of understanding each prospect’s full potential through their extracurricular activities and future aspirations. Applicants share this information with the Admissions Committee through an Online Student Profile, which includes short written responses and video submissions. The Online Student Profile is imperative to the Faculty’s successful broad-based approach to admissions.

 

The Opportunity

U of T Engineering is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment where students can fully embrace and express their identities. To help us achieve these goals, the Admissions Committee is seeking a panel of alumni volunteers to review the written and video submissions of applicants who have applied during the November 2021 through May 2022 admissions cycle. U of T Engineering receives 13,000 applications annually. Alumni input allows us to identify the most talented students to build a well-balanced, diverse class of future engineers.

Alumni input enables the Faculty to extend offers of admission to talented future engineers. With applicants from communities across Canada and around the world, it is important that our alumni assessors represent broad and diverse backgrounds, sectors, interests and communities.

As all aspects of this volunteer opportunity are online — including training — we encourage and welcome participation from alumni who live across Canada and around the world.

A group of students meet with Dean Chris Yip.

Interested alumni must:

  • Have an interest in engineering education
  • Value the Faculty’s commitment to diversity
  • Possess impeccable communication skills
  • Have graduated at least five years ago (i.e., 1T5 / 1T4+PEY and earlier)
  • Have at least five years of professional work experience, including two years of interviewing and hiring experience
  • Be able to commit 10 hours per month from late November 2021 to May 2022 (with peak times between December and March)
  • Participate in mandatory online training in late Fall 2021.

If you're interested in volunteering as an assessor but do not meet the minimum professional experience requirements, please contact Rosemary Guido at rosemary.guido@utoronto.ca.

The Benefits


Over the past seven years, we’ve had more than 225 alumni serve as assessors from across the world, many of whom have served for multiple years. In addition to being able to give back to their alma mater in a unique way, alumni find the experience of being an assessor a valuable and fulfilling part of their own professional development.

How alumni volunteers help U of T Engineering find the next generation of talent

Howard Chan (ECE 9T7), Heba Chehade (ChemE 9T9 + PEY), Anne Fraser (IndE 9T3), Manu Sud (ECE 0T5 + PEY) shares their volunteer stories about the Alumni Applicant Assessor Program.

 

Giving Back & Strengthening a Connection: Ann Nguyen’s experience with the U of T Engineering Alumni Applicant Assessor Program


Ann Nguyen (IndE 8T6) shares her story as a volunteer for the
Alumni Applicant Assessor Program.

 

Deadline: July 5, 2021

In the application form, you’ll be asked about your background, professional experience and why you’re interested in serving as an applicant assessor. Instructions are also included for how you can share your CV with the Admissions Committee. All alumni who apply will be notified of their selection status by late September 2021. 

Questions?

For further information, please contact Rosemary Guido, Assistant Registrar, Admissions at rosemary.guido@utoronto.ca.

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