Find a mentor

What is Mentorship

Mentorship can help you connect with people and places through stories. Through mentorship, you can participate in conversations and learn from other's experiences that help you develop and practice skills, meet new people, and determine what matters to you.

You can learn a lot from other people’s stories and experiences. Discover the keys to building a meaningful life and successful career, and find guidance on succeeding at UBC through mentorship.

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
  • Discover which career options will make a decent living and adapt to the changing labour market

Mentorship programs at UBC

UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees

At UBC, UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees is a platform available to all students in addition to Faculty-based mentoring programs.

Once you sign up to the platform, matches are made each month automatically and 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. You will get feedback for things you did well on and things you can improve on after each meeting.

How to sign up

  1. Create a free profile on The UBC Hub
  2. Select your area of study or industry, interests, and goals
  3. You'll be introduced to someone relevant to your profile
  4. Browse thousands of member profiles and connect directly through the message feature

See the Terms of Use for the platform.

Faculty-specific mentorship

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

Computer Science Tri-Mentoring Program

Students: Computer Science undergraduates and graduates

Mentors: Technology professionals who have a degree in Computer Science or a related field

Contact: Michele Ng, mng@cs.ubc.ca

Engineering Mentoring Program

Students: Engineering undergraduates and graduates

Mentors: Engineers in industry or academia

Contact: Engineering Mentoring Programs 

Film Mentoring Program

Students: Film Production undergraduates

Mentors: UBC Film Production alumni working in the industry

Contact: Sarah Crauder, sarah.crauder@ubc.ca

Forestry Tri-Mentoring Program

Students: all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Forestry

Mentors: UBC Forestry alumni, industry professionals and researchers

Contact: Forestry Tri-Mentoring Program  

Kinesiology Mentoring Program

Students: School of Kinesiology students

Mentors: Kinesiology, Human Kinetics, Recreation & Physical Education alumni

Contact: Kinesiology Mentorship Program

Land and Food Systems Tri-Mentoring Program

Students: Land and Food Systems (LFS) students in second-year and above, including graduate students

Mentors: Professionals in fields related to Land and Food Systems

Contact: LFS Tri-Mentoring Program

Science Mentoring Programs

Students: Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science

Mentors: UBC alumni, graduate students, faculty members, and other industry professionals

Contact: Explore mentorship programs

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

Students: Students in MCRP (Masters of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP).

Mentors: Professionals in fields related to planning

Contact: MCRP Mentoring Program

Multidisciplinary Programs

Golden Key International, UBC chapter 

Golden Key is an International Honours Society that focuses on leadership, academics and service. The Tri-Mentoring Program appeals to these pillars by connecting undergraduates who are members of Golden Key, to mentors in their professional field of interest. 

Students: Students in the Golden Key International Honour Society (members and new inductees) as well as any UBC students

Mentors: Golden Key International alumni or honorary members and other local professionals

Contact: UBC Golden Key Tri-Mentoring

Off-campus mentoring programs

Mentorship resources

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 life goals. You can make the most of other experiences by applying some of the tools presented in this guide.

Contact us

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

Current Service Update

Career Advising & Drop-In Services  

In support of social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers has suspended all in-person operations and has transitioned services to online delivery. The physical CSI&C will remain closed until further notice. 

Career Advisors remain committed to supporting you with your questions and curiosities during this time.

  • Career advising is accessible through phone, Skype and Zoom, along with webinar options.
  • Same-day career advising available daily from 1pm – 3pm. Sign-up begins at 9:00AM.

Sign up in advance or on the day-of through CareersOnline.

For additional support, please email csic.support@ubc.ca or phone 604-822-4011 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

Student Services

csic.support@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 4011

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