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Career Mentorship

New this year, Women in Engineering at Ontario Tech University will be running a Career Mentorship Program!

Designed to help guide you into industry, the Career Mentorship Program matches 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students with a Career Mentor, who is a female engineer currently working in the industry. 

What is a Career Mentor?

A career mentor can share information about her own career path, as well as provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling. A mentor may help you with exploring career options, setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying resources that will help you along your engineering journey.

What does the program consist of?

The program will begin in September, and there will be a mandatory event on September 12th, from 6-8pm at which you will meet your Career Mentor face to face. After the first event, how often and the method of communication between you and your mentor is up to you. Text each other, have weekly emails or monthly video chats, it’s up to you! All we ask is that you keep an open line of communication with your mentor because they are a great resource.

How do I register?
The Career Mentorship Program is currently taking Mentees for the 2019/2020 school year.

If you would like to be involved with the Career Mentorship Program, please fill out this form.

If you require more information, check out the section below or email ellen.james@uoit.ca 

More Information

  • For Mentees
    Are you a female engineering student in your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year? Are you interested in making industry connections? Do you want to get insight on what it's like in the engineering workforce? Be a part of our Career Mentorship Program!

    As a Career Mentee, you will be matched with a female currently working in industry who will be able to ; give you insight on what it’s like in the engineering workforce, answer questions, give advice, inspire, and encourage you as an engineering student.

    If you are interested in being a Career Mentee, or would like more information, please email Ellen James.

  • For Mentors
    Are you a female engineer currently working in industry? Do you want to help inspire the next generation of female engineering students? Be a part of our Career Mentorship Program!

    As a Career Mentor, you will act as a role model, guide, support and encourage a female Ontario Tech Engineering Student throughout the school year. 

    Qualifications:
    • You are a female graduate of an engineering program currently working in industry
    • You are committed to the program and wanting to help a mentee
    • You have time in your busy schedule to regularly communicate with your mentee
    • You have strong interpersonal skills such as patience, empathy, and active listening 
    • You are open minded and willing to share past experiences
    What will the program consist of?
    • Complete the registration form by August 31st.
    • The program runs for 8 months, September to April.
    • You will be matched with your mentee via email in early September.
    • There will be a mandatory event in September where you will meet your mentee face to face for the first time.
    • You will be given a Mentorship Guidebook to help facilitate the process and communication between you and your mentee through out the 8 months.
    • During the year there will be events that you are more than welcome to attend.

    If you are interested in being a Career Mentor, or would like more information, please email Ellen James.