The MentorLink program is open to currently enrolled students on campus who are in their first to fourth year of undergraduate degree (must be minimum 18 years of age), and graduate students who have completed their first year of study. The student must be able to commit to the complete program from October 2013 to March 2014.
Information for Mentees
Apply to be a part of MentorLink on campus to benefit from mentors’ insights and learn inter-cultural collaboration skills!
MentorLink brings professionals and students together for a program that lasts approximately 6 months.
The mentoring relationship will focus on providing you with intercultural sensitivity training, developing your job-seeking skills, and assisting you with building career networks on campus and off campus. It is not a work experience or paid employment program.
The program is available to any student on the UBC campus currently 18 years or over, taking classes for the full winter semester (October 2013 to March 2014), and can commit to every aspect of the program.
By being a MentorLink participant for the full program, you are likely to build career networks with professionals in your industry.
• Increase your understanding of current professional practices and trends
• Practice inter-cultural skills needed to work in Canada’s and the global workforce
• Engage with students from various disciplines and cultures interested in the same cohort topic with different perspectives
What makes a good mentee?
• Skilled with good organizational and time management skills
• Willingness to learn from fellow students and professionals
• Open to new ideas, suggestions, and feedback
• Willingness to take initiative, to communicate needs, desires, and expectations
• Respectful of people’s identities and beliefs
• Committed to self development and achievement of career goals
Expected Time Commitment
The commitment of six months includes two meetings every month (excluding December) which includes face-to-face meetings with cohort members and four events with mentors. Meetings are 2-2.5 hours long and include training, discussions, and project planning and implementation.
October 2013 to March 2014
• Attend orientation session
• Complete Goals & Objectives form at the beginning along with reflection piece after each meeting
• Attend the Welcome & Speed Networking Session, Mentor Panel Nights, and Wrap-up Event
• Meet twice a month with cohort group
• Organize and participate fully in discussions and student projects
• Complete pre-assessment and post-assessment forms
The mentee must:
• Complete the Student Agreement Form
• Agree on a regular, mutually convenient contact schedule with cohort group
• Observe confidentiality and personal/professional boundaries
• Actively participate in discussions and activities
• Be receptive to feedback and suggestions
• Explore own strengths and weaknesses and set relevant goals
• Fulfill commitments as agreed or negotiate changes
• Take up opportunities for networking and building professional relationships
• Complete and submit all assessment forms
• Contact Team Leaders or MentorLink staff if any concerns arise