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Talent Incubator: Mentorships

The ICSC Foundation and ICSC Foundation Canada Mentorship Program is designed to give undergraduate and graduate students exposure to the industry outside of the classroom, providing information, sharing experiences and facilitating connections to others.

Mentors play an invaluable role in furthering a student’s professional growth. Mentors are ICSC members with relevant experience who are excited about building the industry’s next generation of talent. Based on encouragement, openness and a willingness to learn and share, this program offers a rich experience that often benefits the mentor as much as it does the student mentee.  

Program details & requirements

  • Academic year commitment runs from late September through the end of May, although the mentoring pair may mutually decide to continue the relationship until a later date.
  • Regular communication (via phone, video call, email, etc.) between mentor and mentee throughout the duration of the program; a minimum of one meeting per month is required.
  • Mentor/mentee participation in an orientation session and submission of impact reports to assess progress and help identify trouble spots and opportunities.
  • Mentee applicants must be ICSC student members who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming fall semester. Mentor applicants must be ICSC members with at least five years of work experience in the industry.

Applications for the 2022-2023 program will open Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

Have a question? Please contact

Colleen Merolle

Program Manager

(646) 728-3461

cmerolle@ICSC.com