We recognize the unique challenges faced by Black students in higher education and we are committed to equipping them with the tools, resources, and guidance necessary to thrive professionally, personally, and academically. The Black Career Mentorship program aims to offer 3rd and 4th year students at Mount Royal University career mentorship, professional networks, and essential skills as they begin to enter the workforce.  

During 2023-24 academic year 20 Black students will have the opportunity to select a mentor who is a participating Black professor, faculty or staff member of MRU member, alumni, or industry professional in their field of study. Selected students will meet with their mentors during the winter semester (January to April) and can expect to meet them bi-weekly or monthly for approximately 1-4 hours per month.  

Selected students in the program can expect to gain: 

  • Unique insights into various career paths
  • Professional development and networking opportunities
  • Career building workshops
  • Guidance on goal setting
  • Better understanding of available jobs and internship
  • Assistance in resume building and interview preparation
  • Support in making informed career decisions
  • References for graduate school or future work opportunities.