How it Works
Influence is a collaborative organization whose goals are to create better opportunities for Indigenous post-secondary students, and to create opportunities for mentors to raise their awareness of Indigenous issues, culture, and history. The Influence Mentoring program is a new initiative aimed at building capacity, talent, and career opportunities for eligible Indigenous students, who are committed to achieving their career goals.
This innovative program is ONLINE and allows for any Indigenous post-secondary student to participate in the mentoring program from anywhere in Canada. Protégés simply fill in an online form that details who they are, what school they attend, and what their field of study is. Students will be matched to the most suitable Mentor who has a shared field of work to the student’s program of studies. The foundation of the program is the mentor-protégé relationship and the ongoing connections that grow this relationship. Mentors and Protégés each go through this matching process to ensure the mentor can provide a personalized and tailored approach for their protégé.
Who is Eligible?
While Influence seeks to be as inclusive as possible, there are some eligibility requirements to become a protégé. You must be:
Indigenous: This includes those of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Non-Status descent.
Student: Candidates must be enrolled in post-secondary education during the time of the internship.