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Position: 1642 - Marketing/Advertising Career Mentor (VIRTUAL during COVID-19, and Virtual or face to face after the Emergency resolves)
Organization: Sheridan College Community Employment Services
Position Address: During COVID-19, VIRTUAL (from the volunteer's residence), thereafter meetings at various locations in Peel region
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Virtual

Goal

Want to make a difference in someone's life while developing your own professional skills? Consider mentoring an immigrant professional in your field through the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership. Mentees gain insight into their profession in Canada and Mentors hone their coaching, leadership and cross-cultural skills. Mentor-mentee pairs can meet virtually (Skype, Phone, Zoom, etc.) READ ON to find out how you can have an impact on an immigrant professional's career path.

Description

Mentors are paired with an immigrant professional from their profession. They assist a mentee in:

  • understanding the Canadian context of their profession and workplace culture
  • gathering information on their occupation and industry
  • developing professional networks and job search strategies

Mentors are NOT expected to find a job for their mentee.

PLEASE APPLY by clicking the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to gain immediate access to the mentoring program APPLICATION PROCESS. If you do not have a volunteering 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, to use this feature, create your 'profile' online.


Benefits

Benefits for the MENTOR Volunteer:

  • Enhance leadership and coaching skills
  • Develop cross-cultural communication skills
  • Gain a better understanding of the skills and experience that immigrants bring
  • Become more aware of the job market and industry trends
  • Gain access to professional development customized to address mentor needs

For the MENTEE:

  • Better understanding of the Canadian workplace and industry needs
  • The newcomer learns more effective job search strategies within the Canadian job market

Qualifications

You should become a mentor IF:
> You have worked for at least 2 years of current experience in the marketing or advertising profession in Canada. (for example, e.g, Brand Management, Advertising,  Marketing Management, Account Management etc.)
> You want to share your industry knowledge and contacts with others
> You want to continue to develop professionally (awareness, networking, etc.)
> You can commit 18 hours of your time over 3 months
> You're prepared to meet virtually, in the short term

Min Age: 26   
Police Check: Not required   
Resume: Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required


Time Commitment
This is a Short Term (3 months or less) commitment
Shifts are available Anytime

FLEXIBLE: Hours based on volunteer availability. Mentors commit 18 hours over 3 months (approximately 1.5 hours per week)

*** VIRTUAL (during COVID-19) Mentor-mentee pairs can meet online (Skype, Phone, Zoom, FaceTime, etc.) After COVID-19 mentors and mentees may continue to meet virtually or may meet face to face in a public space or office that is convenient for the mentor


Training

An orientation is provided for Mentors. Mentors also have access to on-line resources, professional development, and the support of a mentoring coach throughout their mentoring relationship.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Education & Learning, Customer Service, Career Mentorship, Marketing/Promotion, Settlement & Integration, Newcomer Support
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.sheridancollege.ca
http://www.facebook.com/jobconnect.sheridan
https://twitter.com/CommEmpServ
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/sheridan-community-employment-services/31/577/b2
http://bit.ly/vmbc_SheridanCES
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