Maybe it’s time to talk to a working professional – maybe it’s time to find a MENTOR!!! Did you know mentorship programs increase your potential for career success and can help you make the right decisions for your future? Having a mentor means you can access a wealth of knowledge regarding the career you desire. You can learn what it’s really like to be a “_ _ _ _ _ _” (fill in the blank) and discover the steps you need to take in order to break into the workforce.
Each mentorship program is a little different, so it’s important that you review and research one that is right for you. Whether you’re into Science, Gaming, Math, Web-Design, or have no clue what you want to be, a mentor can help you uncover your personal strengths and career potential!
We’ve uncovered a few pretty cool internships designed for young women like YOU – So take a look around and see if one of these programs is just want you need for a little career stimulation…
WHO: Society for Women in Science & Technology
WHAT: eMentoring program for grades 11 and 12
Need some career or study advice that’s just for you? SCWIST can help! Sign up for their eMentoring program and they’ll put you in touch with a professional woman who matches your interests. You’ll talk over email or Skype for an eight week period, and your mentor will be available for up to an hour per week. This is a great resource for any female student who is looking to pursue a career in Science, Math, or Technology. For more information visit the SCWIST website.
WHO: Women in Leadership Foundation
Program for women includes: workshops & one-on-one mentoring sessions
WHERE: Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto
The Women in Leadership Mentorship Program pairs successful leaders in business with amazing young women starting their careers. This ground-breaking 6 month program connects female role models in business and helps young women develop their leadership potential, while building specific skill sets necessary to thrive as leaders in business and local communities.Through a series of information workshops, one-on-one mentoring sessions, women make a difference in each other’s lives and learn how to succeed in their careers and lives. For more information visit the WIL website.
WHO: CWC/Shaw Media Mentorship Program
Mentorship Program for women
WHERE: Canada Wide
On our Radar. Okay so this mentorship program is not available until you become fully emerged in the workforce (boo), however, if you are looking to pursue a career in communications the Canadian Women in Communications group and Shaw Media offer one of the top year-long mentorship programs out there! The mentorship program has a unique ‘informal’ approach that allows you to set your personal objectives and goals, thus, catering to your individual and career advancement needs. If you’re looking for a great way to network and gain the skills necessary to succeed in communications then you should wait for this one. For more information, check out the CWC website.
WHO: CYBERMENTOR – Online Mentoring Program
Mentorship program for girls age 11-18
WHERE: Available Online
Are you between the ages of 11-18 and interested in pursuing a career in Science or Engineering? CYBERMENTOR has created an innovative mentorship program that will match you with a mentor who shares similar interests and career goals. Over the course of your school year, you and your mentor will establish your personal strengths, career goals and potential jobs that are suited to you – best of all, there’s an end of year party for all participants!! Find out more about this amazing program on the CYBERMENTOR website.
WHO: DreamCatcher Mentoring
Northern Canadian Youth.
WHERE: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut
Attention all Northern Canadian students! Looking for career inspiration but don’t know where to begin? The DreamCatcher Mentoring Program may be just for you! This innovative eMentoring program allows you to connect with professionals across Canada in your ‘career-of-choice;’ you’ll be able to discuss and gain advice on what steps to take for your future career success! This is an amazing opportunity for any secondary student currently residing in the Yukon, NWT or Nunavut. For more information visit the DreamCatcher Mentoring Website or discuss this program with your high school counselor.
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WHO: CanWIT eMentorship Program
For girls interested in IT.
WHERE: Available Online
Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT, a division of CATA Alliance) has developed a healthy online digital eMentorship community that allows you to gain access to some of the top women in the Canadian IT. This interactive program is a great way to gain career advice, receive guidance, and tap into some of the best resources for career development. From anywhere in Canada you can become a ‘mentee’ with this innovative online program. For more information check out the CanWIT website and get chatting with inspiring women today!