Find a mentor

About mentorship

Mentorship can help you connect with people and places through stories. Mentorship allows you to participate in conversations and learn from the experiences of others that can help you develop and practice skills, meet new people, and determine what matters to you.

You can learn a lot from other peoples’ stories and experiences, including how to build a meaningful life and successful career. You can also find guidance on succeeding at UBC through mentorship. Watch the YouTube video on how the UBC Tri-Mentoring program has helped students and mentors alike.

Top reasons to find a mentor

  • Find out how to search for work that relates to your studies and reflects your motivations
  • Build authentic relationships and expand your network
  • Learn about career options that could make a comfortable living for you
  • Adapt to the changing labour market

There are many ways for you to get connected to a mentor at UBC including the following programs.

UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees

UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees is a platform available to all students.  You can network with recent grads, alumni, and industry professionals to develop essential career skills outside the classroom and learn about new career paths.

Once you sign up for the platform, you are automatically matched to a mentor each month. Matches are optimized to your preferences. Introductions are guided with suggested talking points. You can meet your match in-person, online, or speak to them on the phone for casual chats about similar interests and goals.

How to sign up

  1. Create an account on The UBC Hub by following the prompts.
  2. Select your area of study or industry, interests, and goals.
  3. Beyond automatic matches, you can also browse thousands of member profiles and connect with them directly using the messaging feature.

You can read through the Terms of Use (pdf) for the platform.

Mentors related to your faculty or program

To join a Faculty Mentorship Program, review the list of faculty and department programs below and visit the website or email the coordinator for more information.

Computer Science Tri-Mentoring Program

Computer Science undergraduates and graduates are connected to technology professionals who have a degree in Computer Science or a related field.

For more information, email Michele Ng at

Engineering Mentoring Program

Engineering undergraduates and graduates are connected to industry and academic engineers.

For more information, visit Engineering Mentoring Programs.

entrepreneurship@UBC Mentor Network

UBC students, faculty, staff, and alumni in the Entrepreneurial Explorer and Venture Founder programs can access a mentor network of over 250 venture professionals.

For more information, visit the entrepreneurship@UBC Mentor Network.

Film Mentoring Program

Film production undergraduates are connected to UBC Film Production alumni working in the industry.

For more information, email Sarah Crauder at

Forestry Tri-Mentoring Program

Forestry undergraduates are connected to UBC Forestry alumni, industry professionals, and researchers.

For more information, visit Forestry Tri-Mentoring Program.

Kinesiology Mentoring Program

Kinesiology students are connected to Kinesiology, Human Kinetics, Recreation and Physical Education alumni.

For more information, visit Kinesiology Mentorship Program.

Land and Food Systems Tri-Mentoring Program

Land and Food Systems (LFS) students in second-year and above, including graduate students, are connected to professionals working in fields related to LFS.

For more information, visit LFS Tri-Mentoring Program.

Science Mentoring Programs

Science undergraduates are connected to UBC alumni, graduate students, faculty members, and other industry professionals.

For more information, visit Science mentorship programs.

The School of Community and Regional Planning’s MCRP Mentoring Program

Masters of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) students are connected to professionals in fields related to planning.

For more information, visit MCRP Mentoring Program.

Mentorship student guide

Download the Mentorshiping Student Handbook (pdf) which can help you maximize your learning in a mentoring program.

This guide provides tips and strategies for building a relationship with a mentor, reflecting on your experience, and identifying your life goals. You can make the most of other experiences by applying some of the tools presented in this guide.

Become a mentor

If you are interested in becoming a mentor to share your own experiences with secondary students, check out the following programs:

  • UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees
    If you’re a UBC alumnus, share your experiences with current students through informational interviews.
  • Fostering Science
    Become a mentor for high school students and provide guidance for their science fair project, and be a friendly advisor for them.
  • Rural eMentoring BC
    Apply to become a mentor for rural students in BC through a fully online mentoring program.

If you have questions

Contact the UBC Career Centre for any questions regarding the Launch Your Career in Canada event or career-related information.