EWF STUDENT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

What is the EWF Student Mentorship Program?

For many post-secondary students, taking the first few steps toward a career in finance can be hard to navigate. This program is designed to help, by pairing students with finance professionals who are keen to share their experiences and provide impactful guidance. Our aim is to help students acquire skills and competencies while fostering meaningful connections with their mentors.  

Partnership with MENTOR Canada

We are excited to announce that MENTOR Canada will partner with us to give mentors and mentees professionally-guided sessions in the early stages of the program. The goal is to fully equip participants with the tools and confidence required to proactively lead the mentorship experience for the duration of our program and any mentorships in the future. 

What to expect

The 5-month program will kick off in October 2022 with a virtual event. Regular mentorship meetings will start in November 2022 and end in March 2023. All participants will be invited to use MentorCity, a mentorship software, to find their mentorship matches and manage mentorship progress. The student program will be conducted mainly via a group mentoring format this year.

 

Participants will have an opportunity to get featured on our social media sites.

Who is it for?

Mentees

If you are a female, post-secondary student or new graduate who is interested in pursuing a career in finance, this program is for you!

 

Mentee eligibility criteria:

  • Edmonton resident

  • Either one of the following:

    • currently enrolled in a post-secondary faculty, or

    • recently graduated from a post-secondary faculty (in 2021 or later)

  • No prior finance work experience (except for internships or co-ops)

  • Commitment to managing the mentorship relationship and availability, either virtually or in-person, for regular meetings for at least 5 months (November 2022-March 2023). We suggest meeting at least one hour each month.

  • Agree to the EWF mentorship agreement posted on the EWF mentorship program website.​

Mentors

If you are a professional with experience in finance, and you want to share your knowledge, coach and support young women interested in finance, then this program is for you!

 

Mentor eligibility criteria:

  • Minimum of 1 year of post-graduation, professional work experience in a finance-related industry

  • All genders are encouraged to apply

  • Availability for virtual/in-person monthly regular meetings for at least 5 months (November 2022-March 2023). We suggest meeting at least one hour each month.


Please contact mentorship@ewifalberta.org if you have any questions or comments.