University mentorship - OTTIAQ
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Coursework mentorship

The OTTIAQ Mentorship is offered as a credit option at the six universities that offer OTTIAQ-recognized programs. It is no longer mandatory for certification, as the completion of a recognized degree is now all you need to apply. However, it remains an excellent way to prepare yourself to enter the workforce! Best of all, it’s free for students.

Co-op mentorship

If you are a co-op student, you can do a mentorship as part of your third internship. Co-op interns must be matched with a mentor. Selected by the company, the mentor must be a member of OTTIAQ, have at least five years of professional experience during which the mentor was on the membership roll, and have completed the training on becoming a mentor and the training on ethics, professional conduct and professional practice. The Mentorship program is no longer mandatory for OTTIAQ certification, as the completion of a recognized degree is now all you need to apply. However, it remains an excellent way to prepare yourself to enter the workforce!

What is the mentorship program?

The OTTIAQ Mentorship program allows future professionals to:

  • Learn OTTIAQ’s standards, rules, tools and professional responsibilities
  • Integrate knowledge acquired at university into a professional context
  • Benefit from the guidance and supervision of a mentor, an experienced member who will help them achieve their objectives

The program is supervised by OTTIAQ and takes place over six months as part of your university program (free of charge). You can also do a mentorship after graduating, but you will have to pay the fee.

  • Translation mentorship: Candidates must translate 25,000 words, or 5,000 words per month, and submit their work to their mentor.

NOTE: Candidates must complete the minimum required number of words. If you do not have access to enough material to meet the requirements, OTTIAQ can provide you with additional texts.

  • Terminology mentorship: Candidates must perform ad hoc research on 15 terms and create 15 full records using this research. They must also perform two term analyses, a subject-field tree and a lexicon of 30 terms.

List of OTTIAQ-recognized degrees

Mentors and candidates meet once a month to discuss the work accomplished and various aspects of the professional practice included in the program. Candidates must be proactive and take the required initiatives to achieve the program’s objectives, such as asking questions, performing research, gathering information, observing and seeking out feedback from their mentor.

Coursework mentorship

Activities
Evaluation grid
Final evaluation grid and recommendation
Mid-mentorship evaluation grid

Co-op mentorship

Activities
Evaluation grid
Final evaluation grid and recommendation

How to get started

Because you are a student, OTTIAQ can find you a mentor.

If you are doing a co-op internship, your supervisor could become your mentor if they are a member of OTTIAQ and trained by the Order.

You will have to complete the training on ethics, professional conduct and professional practice. The cost of this training is $100 plus taxes.

For a full list of required documents and to register, click here for the mentorship in translation and here for the mentorship in terminology.

If you have any questions, please contact our Certification Officer Bénédicte Assogba at bassogba@ottiaq.org