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Chartered Professionals
in Human Resources

KPU/CPHR BC & Yukon Connections for Emerging Professionals

The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR BC & Yukon) and Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) are collaborating to provide Kwantlen HR students with the skills, training, industry networks and learning resources needed to build long and successful careers. Part of that collaboration is the Connections for Emerging Professionals program (CEPP).

Separate from CPHR BC & Yukon’s Professional Mentoring Program, the CEP program is specifically designed to assist fourth year KPU students in their learning and, ultimately, in launching their careers.

 

Student Protégé Information

Student Protégé Qualifications:
To apply and be accepted into this program students must:

  • Be a fourth year KPU student in the Human Resources program
  • Be a Student Member of CPHR BC & Yukon
  • Pay a $20 student protege application fee on the CPHR BC & Yukon Online Store. Once you have paid the fee you will receive an email receipt with the link to the online application form. If you do not receive this link please contact the program manager

Student Protégé Commitments:
CPHR BC & Yukon and KPU expect that throughout the duration of this program, student protégés will:

  • Pro-actively and enthusiastically work with your mentor to learn about how your classroom learning will apply in the real world and why it is important. (i.e. creating greater understanding of the context of your learning)
  • Through the help of their mentor, begin to build a network of professional connections who can assist you in the transition into the workforce after graduation.

As a student protégé, you can expect to:

  • Be paired with a CPHR BC & Yukon member mentor selected by CPHR BC & Yukon.
  • Commit to working with your mentor for a minimum of two semesters (8 months) and up to a maximum of four semesters (1 year).
  • Meet with your mentor face-to-face once or twice to get to know them and understand how they can help you achieve your aspirations. On-going contact can be by phone or email, normally about once per month.
  • If possible, attend a CPHR BC & Yukon event together at least once where your mentor can assist you in networking and connecting with contacts in the business community.
  • Report any significant problems to the CPHR BC & Yukon mentoring program manager right away.
  • Notify the CPHR BC & Yukon mentorship coordinator if for any reason you cannot complete the mentor term.
  • Include the mentoring log in the report that you will send to your professor at KPU.


Mentor Information

Apply to be a mentor.

Mentor Qualifications:
To qualify to participate in this program mentors must:

  • Be a member in good standing of CPHR BC & Yukon
  • Hold your CPHRTM

Ideally, but not imperative, mentor applicants can also be:

  • New/Recent CPHR holders
  • A recent post-secondary graduate (KPU graduate an asset)

Mentor Commitments:
CPHR BC & Yukon and KPU expect that, throughout the duration of this program, mentors are committed to:

  • Acting as a resource for student proteges to assist them in creating context for their learning (i.e. “how does this work in the real world and why it is important to know it?”).
  • Encouraging their student protege to begin to build a network of professional connections who can assist students in getting that all-important first job.

Mentor Expectations:
As a mentor to a KPU student, mentors can expect to:

  • Be matched by CPRH BC & Yukon with a KPU student who is in the fourth year of the BBA-HR or the later stages of the Post-baccalaureate in HR program as approved by KPU faculty.
  • Commit to working with your protégé for a minimum of two semesters (8 months) and up to a maximum of four semesters (1 year) as mutually agreed upon between you and your protégé.
  • Meet with your student face-to-face once or twice to get to know them and understand their needs and aspirations. On-going contact can be by phone or email, normally about once per month.
  • If possible, attend a CPHR BC & Yukon event together at least once where you can assist your protégé in networking and connecting with contacts in the business community.
  • Report any significant problems to the CPHR BC & Yukon mentorship coordinator right away.
  • Notify the CPHR BC & Yukon mentorship coordinator if for any reason you cannot complete the mentor term.
  • To meet the Continuing Professional Development requirements of the CPHR designation, mentors and proteges may amass CPD hours under Sections B1 and B2 of the CPD Summary Log at 1 CPD hour per hour of mentoring contact to a maximum of 20 hours. Please keep this record, with signatures, in case of audit.

 

Questions? Please contact the Program Manager.