The Faculty of Science has created a professional mentorship program that partners mentors with students who are looking for advice on career possibilities and professional development.
This program is offered through various departments: Biology, Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics and Physics.
Mentoring is a type of professional relationship between a student (mentee) interested in gaining insight and information and preparing for the job market and an experienced person (mentor) working in a field related to the mentee’s program
Mentors can help mentees in a variety of ways. For example:
- Help them reflect on work and careers and provide feedback
- Guide them to ask pertinent questions
- Share their experiences and knowledge about their profession or business
- Help them meet colleagues or experts in the field
- Offer advice
Who are the mentors?
University of Ottawa alumni with relevant work experience.
Who are the mentees?
Undergrad students in third or fourth year of study (must be 19 years or older), graduate students and alumni who graduated less than two years ago.
The mentoring program runs throughout the fall and winter terms, that is, from October to December and from January to April.
The program involves about three meetings in total (can be as few as two but no more than five).
Between 60 and 90 minutes in length, the meetings are to take place in a public area (e.g., mentor’s workplace, restaurant or café). Unless the mentor and mentee agree otherwise, meetings are to take place from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
From October 22nd to December 21st, 2018. Participants must be available for an information session and at least for two meetings with their mentee.
Deadline to apply is October 12, 2018