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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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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 industry, the Career Mentorship Program matches 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 Tuesday, September 22nd, from 6:30-8:00 pm 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 2020/2021 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@ontariotechu.ca 

More Information

  • For Mentees

    Are you a female 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 a female currently working in the 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 the 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 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?
    • Complete the registration form by September 10th. 
    • The program runs for 8 months, September to April.
    • You will be matched with your mentee via email in late 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 throughout 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.