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Career Mentorship

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

Designed to help guide you into the next steps of your engineering career, the Career Mentorship Program matches 3rd and 4th year students with a Career Mentor, who is a woman currently working in the industry. 

What is a Career Mentor?

A career mentor can share information about their 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.

 

How do I register?

The Career Mentorship Program runs in Winter Semester each year and will be open to new mentors and mentees each Fall. Keep an eye on your email for registration details.

If you are interested in becoming a career mentor, please reach out to madeline.sialtsis@ontariotechu.ca.

More Information

  • For Mentees

    Are you a women engineering student in your 3rd or 4th year? Are you interested in making industry connections? Do you want to get insight into 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 an industry professional 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 would like more information please reach out to madeline.sialtsis@ontariotechu.ca. Mentee Applications open in November and will be emailed to eligible students.

  • For Mentors

    Are you  an engineer currently working in the industry? Do you want to help inspire the next generation of women engineers? Be a part of our Career Mentorship Program!

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

    Qualifications:
    • You are a graduate of an engineering program currently working in the industry
    • You are committed to the program and want 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?
    • The program runs for 4 months, from January to April.
    • You will be matched with your mentee via email in early January.
    • There will be a mandatory event in January where you will meet your mentee for the first time.
    • You will be given a Mentorship Guidebook to help facilitate the process and communication between you and your mentee.
    • During the year there will be events that you are encouraged to attend with your mentee.

    If you are interested in being a Career Mentor or would like more information, please reach out to madeline.sialtsis@ontariotechu.ca.