Updated: February 13, 2017 - Applications for the Mentoring for International Development program are now closed. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to receive updates about the next installment!
June 25, 2014 - The pilot of the Mentoring for International Development program has now completed!The Undercurrent is launching a Mentoring for International Development program to connect Canadian undergraduate students/recent grads who are passionate about international development with Canadian mentors who have related professional experience!
The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for undergraduates and recent grads to learn about pursuing international development related professional experiences and to be proactive in their early career. Mentors can share their career stories, brainstorm with the mentees, and perhaps provide some guidance on job/internship/grad school applications. This can happen either through email, video chat, or in-person, and in just a couple hours.
Our hope is that a few Canadian undergraduates/recent grads gain some extra info about building professional development into their time as an undergraduate, and how to acquire skills and experience that are valuable in their early career. We also hope that a few Canadians who've followed paths related to international development will enjoy sharing their stories and career insights.