CIM Mentorship Program

The CIM Mentorship Program connects seasoned industry professionals with students and recent graduates. Over the course of one year, mentors and mentees set the parameters of their meetings, discuss challenges and opportunities and work toward their goals.

Mentors have an opportunity to give back to the industry by sharing their learned and lived experiences while mentees gain invaluable knowledge that helps them lay a pathway to personal and professional success.

We are currently inviting mentors and mentees from all areas of the minerals and metals industry to apply. Applicants must be CIM Members in good standing. If you are not already a member and wish to apply, please click here

What to Expect

Program Objective

Its purpose is to is to connect post‐secondary students in mining disciplines with mining industry mentors to facilitate knowledge transfer, reduce student attrition, develop future leaders, and to provide every opportunity for students to have a successful and rewarding career in the mining industry. 

The mentor is to provide the mentee with advice and information that could cover school-related and/or work-related topics.

Time Commitment

The program is offered as a 1-year commitment with the option to continue depending on demand. The frequency of one-on-one meetings or calls will be discussed and agreed upon by the mentor and mentee in the initial meeting.

Matching Process

CIM will facilitate the match between mentor and mentee based on the information collected on the profile form in the third party online system, Mentorcity. Key criteria for matching partners will be based on the areas of expertise the mentor has, and the area of greatest learning need identified by the mentee.


CIM Mentorship Contact
Maria Gilker |


Award Winner Spotlight

Jamile Cruz, 2020-21 CIM Distinguished Lecturer | Founder of I&D 101, a consulting firm specialized in Inclusion & Diversity strategies

To people early in their careers, my words of encouragement would be to please stay and help us create the future of mining. Be yourself, engage, bring your knowledge, hope and ideas, and help make mining better for all.