Emerging Professionals Development Program – Application

Tradeshow Networking Opportunities, Emerging ProfessionalsThe Emerging Professionals (EP) Development Program has been created by the Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) of CIM to enhance the opportunities for “Emerging Professionals” who have recently entered or re-entered into their careers in the Canadian metallurgy or materials sector. This program helps emerging professionals to engage with our Society, participate in Society activities, become better acquainted with each other and make important contacts with CIM and MetSoc leaders over a period of two years. The EP Program inspires new and returning graduates to envision themselves as future leaders in their field.

Over the course of two years, EPs and MetSoc members will embark on an exciting journey of partnership, reflection, coaching and inspiration.


Deadline date for application: March 31, 2020

Annual Benefits to the EP recipient (for a period of two years)

  • Free registration to attend COM
  • Complimentary gala ticket at COM and seat at VIP table
  • Travel subsidy to attend COM
  • Subsidy to attend one short course per year given at COM.


Criteria- what it takes to be the next Emerging Professional

MetSoc EPs are people who:Emerging Professionals

  • Want to make things happen in their society
  • Value community and professional involvement
  • Work in collaboration with others to accomplish goals
  • Commit to personal growth and developing leadership qualities
  • Are Professionals in the first five years of their career or
  • Are Professional in the first five years of returning from a career absence
  • Are Professionals located in Canada



Evaluation Process

Two EPs will be selected yearly by the Metallurgy & Materials Society. The evaluation will be based on the quality of the application and the reference letters. Factors that will be considered:

  • Do you demonstrate initiative and leadership? (at school, in community or civic organizations, in internships or work experiences)
  • Do you demonstrate collaboration with others to accomplish goals?
  • Have you demonstrated that you value community and professional involvement?

Responsibilities of the recipient

Those selected to join the Emerging Professional (EP) program will be responsible to:

  • Have the approval of their supervisor/superior to participate
  • Attend both Conference of Metallurgists as an EP in the time they are in the program
  • Provide feedback and testimonials for MetSoc and to others as requested by MetSoc
  • Purchase their CIM membership (discounted) for the two-year period

The EP may be called upon to mentor someone in the future.

Application Process:

Please note that we require all attachments be submitted together as a package (Word and PDF formats acceptable) by the deadline.

  1. Resume: Please attach a professional resume including education, work experience, and community involvement.
  2. Two letters of reference: A “Letter of Reference Cover Sheet” link is available EP_Letter_of_reference_CoverSheet. Please provide a copy of this to your referee’s At least one letter must be from your current employer and the other can be from an academic or professional colleague.  If your referee does not send your letter directly to MetSoc, please attach his/her letter to your application email. If you do not receive your letters in a digital format, please scan and attach a digital copy of your letter(s).
  3. Short response to the following question: Why are you interested in being a MetSoc EP? What are your expectations of the program and what do you hope to gain from your participation? Please provide a response to the following question. Your total response should not exceed ~300 words.
  4. Please include a cover letter with two areas of interest from this list (by order of preference):
    1. Hydrometallurgy
    2. Light Metals
    3. Materials
    4. Mineral Processing
    5. Pyrometallurgy
    6. Sustainability


Send your completed application to: bfarah@cim.org
Questions and comments please contact: bfarah@cim.org or telephone Brigitte Farah at (514) 939-2710 ext. 1329

METSOC is a constituent society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
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