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The Telfer School International Career Mentorship Program is designed to help international students in their 3rd and 4th years of study make the transition into careers in Canada after graduation.
Selected students are matched with professionals that have similar interests, aspirations and career paths. Throughout year, they meet to work together on the student's professional development. The program is offered for a full academic year, from September to April.
Mentorship is a personal development relationship in which a more experienced person (the mentor) guides a less experienced person (the mentee). However, true mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing informal help. It is an ongoing relationship of learning, dialogue, and professional growth. The mentor is not the expert telling the mentee what to do. He or she is a partner that shares knowledge from his/her work and life experience.
What will the Program do for me?
- Learn about Canadian workplace culture and the knowledge necessary to assist you in establishing your career in Canada.
- Gain the confidence and motivation required to actively pursue your employment goals.
- Explore various avenues that may facilitate gainful employment through the support of your mentor.
For 2019-2020 cohort
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.
How to get involved as a mentee?
You need to:
- have completed the first- and second-year common core courses for your program option at the time of application. View the program requirements.
- be an International student entering your 3rd or 4th year of study
- be able to commit 6-8 hours to mentorship sessions within the academic year
- be willing to learn and have an interest in your career development
How do I apply?
- Complete the that is due Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at midnight
- Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview
- A one-hour mandatory information session will be held in September
- Following the information session, you will be matched with your mentor