Concordia offers several mentorship and networking opportunities to help students facilitate their transitions to their chosen careers:
Concordia Mentor Program
Students interact with Concordia alumni who are already established in the workforce. All mentors, who hail from as far away Hong Kong, London and Dubai, volunteer to provide guidance and dispense advice to students – especially those who are about to graduate – who have decided on a career stream.
Students are paired with an alumni mentor for short- (to seek advice) or long-term mentoring (one year or more). Mentors can share information about their own experiences, a specific occupation, and field of employment or industry, or offer tips on how to enter the job market and connections in the working world.
"Right now, we have 220 alumni who have made themselves available for mentoring," Rose Wangechi, Alumni Officer in charge of Student Programs.
How to become a mentee
Co-op Mentorship Program
Students who sign up with the Institute for Co-operative Education can access the Co-op's mentorship program – a valuable resource for students who seek additional support as they transition into industry while still studying.
The institute partners students with companies and organizations for hands-on work terms. Co-op students gain experience in their fields of study while working toward their degrees.
“These student mentors have first-hand information about how a given company conducts its business – for example, what types of questions they ask in an interview,” Leslie Hughes.
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Silver medal for Best Alumni Program from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education's 2010 Prix d'Excellence.