Alumni Applicant Assessor Program

Help shape the Class of 2T8 - Become an Alumni Applicant Assessor


Each year, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering attracts over 14,000 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 we 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 to us.


The Opportunity

U of T Engineering is committed to creating 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 the written and video submissions of applicants who have applied for admission during the November 2023 through May 2024 admissions cycle.

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.

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 strong communication skills.
  • Have graduated at least five years ago (i.e., 1T8 / 1T7+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 2023 to May 2024 (with peak times between December and March).
  • Participate in mandatory training – in person or online - in late Fall 2023.
  • Currently not have a relative or family member applying to the Faculty.

Applications are now closed. If you're interested in volunteering in the future as an assessor or do not meet the minimum professional experience requirements, please contact Rosemary Guido directly at

The Benefits

Over the past nine years, we’ve had over 300 alumni from across the world serve as alumni 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.

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.