STEMstars is a yearly mentee‑driven one‑to‑one mentoring program that strategically pairs mentees with mentors based on career needs and goals.Our mentors voluntarily serve as role models, provides skill development advice, risk management, career guidance, share their knowledge, experience, and connection to help our mentees sharpen their skills, get creative and achieve their career goals.
Facilitate the development of an intergenerational mentorship network, which:
- connects early career engineers and students to engineer mentors;
- connects engineers across sectors and fields to support and inspire champions; and
- fosters a community of practice on equity and excellence.
How Does STEMstars Work?
We yearly recruit 50 STEM professionals / mentors with at least 3 years work experience within various STEM careers and fields and match these mentors with 50 appropriate mentees (students or entry level professionals) who can learn from their experiences to develop into highly competitive and successful employees.
Mentees will be in contact with their mentors once per month for one hour. Mentees submit a progress report a week prior to the monthly meetings via email and schedule a meeting with their mentors as convenient for the pair.
STEMHub Foundation ensures that mentors have a meaningful experience engaging with the mentees and get to develop their mentoring skills, mentees learn to effectively build a respectful and empowering mentoring relationship. STEMHub Foundation team conducts quarterly appraisal to examine the relationship and provides ongoing direct support to the pairs who have questions, concerns and minor financial needs
To be eligible for our one-to-one Mentoring program, applicants must be:
An undergraduate / a graduate student / a recent college or university graduate with focus on STEM or Healthcare careers. Although the program is open to people of all backgrounds, priority shall be given to Canadian residents who self-identify as female or a visible minority who is teachable, anxious and ready to embrace accountability
Call for applications to STEMStars mentoring will be out on June - August yearly. Our first intake will kick-off on August 1, 2018. All applicants are appreciated but only successful applicants will be contacted.