The Atlantic Canada Study and Stay – Prince Edward Island program (www.studypei.ca), is recruiting mentors to meet with students for a minimum of 6 hours over the next 7 months. This program is designed for international students in their final year at publicly funded PEI post-secondary institutions who want to stay in Prince Edward Island after graduation to build their lives and find meaningful employment in PEI.
The program runs from October – August and during this time students attend a retreat, a conference and online workshops; all focused on assisting the students with becoming familiar wiht the PEI workforce and best practices in finding employment. The Mentor aspect of the program is matching a Mentor with a Student and asking them to meet for one hour a month from January until July resulting in a total of 7 hours. Meetings are generally informal, and this year they will all be held online. We encourage Zoom, Skype, email, or phone callsl but will not be supporting in-person meetings.
These mentor opportunities will really help our students with networking, soft skills and overall confidence to enter the workforce. The Mentors often end up learning something new too!
Anyone interested in signing up to be a mentor can do so here: www.studypei.ca.