Mentoring

Our Mentoring Programs in Engineering offer an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable insights into the engineering profession and to connect with academic and industry professionals.

Throughout the academic year, students and mentors have the opportunity to attend networking events, meet other like-minded individuals and establish invaluable relationships in their time at UBC Engineering and beyond.

First Year Program

Upper Year Program

Why Participate?

Participate in the UBC Faculty of Applied Science First-Year Engineering Mentoring Program and explore the unique opportunity to participate in networking activities that complement your first-year class lectures. At these events, you will have the chance to learn about different Engineering disciplines and connect with industry professionals.

Become more familiar with the role and the type of work you will do as a future engineer

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the different disciplines you can pursue in engineering
  • Build the skills you need to develop successful professional relationships with industry and peers
  • Obtain a head start on your professional development plan for your time in UBC Engineering

Participate in the UBC Faculty of Applied Science Upper-Year Engineering Mentoring Program and explore the unique opportunity to network with industry professionals and gain valuable skills – such as interviewing and professional communication skills – while expanding your knowledge about engineering professions.

The program is designed to meet the needs of senior students (graduate students, as well as undergraduate students in their second year or higher) by matching a junior undergraduate student with a senior undergraduate or graduate student as well as an engineer from industry or academia. All participants are matched according to related discipline or interests.

  • Start to build a professional network with industry professionals and student peers
  • Expand your knowledge about the engineering professions
  • Learn from established engineers and gain exposure to new ideas and opportunities
  • Build mentoring and leadership skills through the peer-to-peer mentoring component
  • Get involved with the Faculty of Applied Science and professional societies such as the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists and the Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering & Geoscience
  • Gain the opportunity to develop and reflect on your career goals

What’s Expected

Your involvement will span the length of the academic year, from September through to the end of April, with a total time commitment of approximately 10 hours. You will be expected to:

  • Attend two program events and an industry event of your choice
  • Arrange and set an agenda for your individual meeting with a mentor
  • Complete an online activity to develop a professional development plan for your time at UBC Engineering
  • Agree to and abide by the Mentoring Agreement and Code of Conduct

Your involvement will span the length of the academic year, from September through to the end of April, with a total time commitment of approximately 15 hours. You will be expected to:

  • Attend two program events and an industry event of your choice
  • Meet with your group at least three times over the course of the academic year
  • Be available by phone and email to your group
  • Develop learning objectives with your mentor, review them periodically throughout the program and complete a program-end assessment on your learning
  • Complete entrance, progress and exit surveys
  • Agree to and abide by the Mentoring Agreement and Code of Conduct

Important Dates

October 1st, 2017: Application Deadline
October 18th, 2017: Student Mentee Workshop
November 8th, 2017: First Year Networking and Discipline Exploration Event
March 28th, 2018: Mentoring Closing Event

October 1st, 2017: Application Deadline
October 11th, 2017: Student Mentee Workshop
October 25th, 2017: Mentoring Kick-Off Event
March 28th, 2018: Mentoring Closing Event

Applications

Applications for the 2017/2018 Engineering Mentoring Programs are now closed and will re-open in September 2018. We look forward to seeing your application then!

Questions? If you have any questions or want to learn more about the mentoring opportunities with UBC Engineering, please contact mentoring.engineering@ubc.ca.