Alumni Applicant Assessor Program

Help shape the Class of 2T9 - become an alumni applicant assessor

Each year, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering attracts more than 15,000 impressive, academically accomplished undergraduate applicants from all over the world. While academic achievement is an essential part of our admissions process, we firmly believe that extracurricular activities and future aspirations are also important indicators of each person’s full potential.

Alumni applicant assessors are volunteers who provide valuable input so U of T Engineering can identify the most talented applicants to become part of a well-balanced, diverse class of future engineers.

Applicants share their information with the admissions committee through an Online Student Profile, which includes a brief written response and video submission. We rely on our alumni applicant assessors to review this information and provide feedback.

Applications open spring 2024. 

Your Opportunity

U of T Engineering is committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where students can pursue excellence to achieve their potential.  To help us achieve these goals, the admissions committee is seeking a panel of dedicated alumni volunteers to review and provide feedback on the written and video submissions of applicants who applied for admission to engineering undergraduate programs during the upcoming cycle, which runs from October 2024 through May 2025.

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. An on-campus training option will also be available in late fall.

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Interested alumni must:

  • Have an interest in engineering education.
  • Value the U of T Engineering’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Possess strong communication skills.
  • Have graduated at least five years ago (i.e., 1T9 / 1T8+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 October 2024 to May 2025 (with peak times between December and March).
  • Participate in mandatory training — in person or online — in late Fall 2024.

The integrity of U of T Engineering’s admissions review process is critically important. As such, we are unable to accept alumni volunteers who:

  • Have a relative or family member considering applying to U of T Engineering for undergraduate studies.
  • Are employed by a secondary school or external education agency; this includes holding roles such as guidance counsellor, educator or education service agent.

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

Applications open spring 2024. 

The Benefits

Over the past ten years, we’ve had more than 350 alumni from across the world serve as applicant assessors, many of whom have served for multiple years. In addition to giving back to U of T in a unique way, alumni find the experience to be a valuable and fulfilling part of their own professional development.

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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) share their volunteer stories about the Alumni Applicant Assessor Program.

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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.