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Now that you are matched with a student, it’s time to get acquainted. A positive relationship with your mentee is critical to ensuring the success of the mentoring relationship. Just like any relationship, it's important to get off on the right foot.


  1. Begin by setting up an introduction meeting with your mentee within the first few weeks of matching.
  2. In addition to getting to know each other, discuss what you expect to accomplish during the mentoring relationship and set expectations with your mentee. Consider your mentee’s prior experience, has it been approved by CPA Ontario, and if so, how does it change what the student needs to accomplish throughout your relationship?