Networking Skills Prizes (MEI)

The importance of a professional network for your career

The Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI) awards a cash prize of $2000 to a student enrolled in vocational or technical training who demonstrates an ability to establish and maintain constructive and durable relationships that have had a positive impact on her educational institution, in a traditionally male-dominated field of activity.


In addition to the answers to the general questions, the candidate’s application package must include the answers to the following questions (a maximum of one page):

  1. Describe the group or groups that you are a part of and your contribution. (Describe: type of group or association, number of participants, mission, activities, commitments, etc.)
  2. How did your involvement in the group or groups affect them, the educational institution, student life, the field of activities, etc.?
  3. What are the issues in your field that you are most passionate about?

Additional information

The MEI jury reserves the right to transfer the prize to the Excellence in Science contest if any of the requirements of the Hats Off to You! contest are not met.

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