National Mentorship Program
Facilitating the transition of STEM trainees to careers outside of academia.
The S2BN National Mentorship Program is currently calling for mentee applications!
Learn more and apply now.The deadline to apply is December 1, 2023, 11:59 ET.
We are also recruiting Mentors! More information below.
About Our Program
The S2BN National Mentorship Program is a virtual 6-month program targeted at STEM-based graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from across Canada. The program consists of monthly 1-on-1 meetings that provide an opportunity for mentees to connect with mentors who are experienced individuals within their field of interest in order to receive guidance and advice while cultivating a meaningful, professional relationship. The program also offers networking events for mentors-mentees to connect and engage, along with professional development webinars developed for mentees. New this year, we will be fostering engagements with local chapters to provide in-person networking and professional development opportunities.
Key Events & Dates (2023-24)
Information for Mentors
We are currently recruiting Mentors for 2023-2024!
We welcome individuals from diverse sectors and careers in STEM, and at all stages of their career. with STEM backgrounds who have pivoted to different careers/sectors! Mentors are individuals who are motivated to support graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in their career transition and professional development by offering advice and support, with goals defined at the offset of the program by the mentee.
In previous years, we have had mentors from diverse industry, government and NGO positions, including senior executives and entrepreneurs, investment analysts, consultants, industry scientists, MSLs, and project/program managers; and from organizations such as GSK, Merck, Deep Genomics, adMare BioInnovations, Bloom Burton, Amplitude Ventures, CIHR, Health Canada, National Research Council of Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, and many more!
Mentors must commit to 6, ~1-hour meetings with the mentee over the 6-month programming period. You and your mentee are encouraged to meet once per month, however we encourage having more meetings, which can be determined through the mentor-mentee agreement you will receive. We also encourage you to attend the three 1-hour virtual networking events offered throughout the program.