Saint Mary’s University’s Masters in Computing and Data Analytics (MSc CDA) and Venor are partnering to bring mentorship to an engaged group of international students who want to stay in Nova Scotia post-graduation. Keeping these new grads in town is what will continue to grow our local business and technology sectors.

The four main goals of this mentorship program are to help students:

  1. Discover potential career paths
  2. Develop a plan to achieve career goals
  3. Gain practical workplace and industry insights
  4. Identify strengths, weaknesses and areas in need of improvement.

Are you interested in becoming a mentor?

The program is open to mentors with all sorts of backgrounds and areas of expertise, such as:

  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Intelligence
  • General Business (Operations, Management, etc.)
  • Database Management
  • Data Mining/Data Analytics/Big Data
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Government
  • Sales/Business Development
  • Security and Privacy
  • UI and UX Design.

Your mentoring commitment includes:

  • Meeting with one student at least twice per semester from October 2016 to December 2017.
  • Conducting meetings in person if possible, though phone or video call are both acceptable if necessary.

After the program, no meetings are required between the mentor and student, though the mentoring relationship may continue if both the mentor and student are interested.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, take a few minutes to sign up here!
For more information about the Masters in Computing and Data Analytics program and/or questions about getting involved as a mentor, please visit their website or contact Keith Bain, Graduate Program Manager, at

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