Engineering Mentoring Program

Volunteer as a mentor with the UBC Engineering Mentoring Program - share your knowledge and experience with students who are defining their career path, expanding their professional network and developing important professional skills.

As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to support one or two undergraduate and/or graduate engineering students who have similar interests. Our goal for our mentors is to connect with their mentee(s) on a monthly basis after the formal launch of the program in September of each year.

Why participate?

Many of our mentors tell us that they get as much out of the mentoring program as their mentees! You will benefit from the opportunity to give back to the profession by offering insight to a young person starting out in your field while strengthening your own coaching and leadership skills. The program events also offer opportunities for you to network with some of your industry peers in an informal setting.

As a mentor, you will:

  • Connect with the vibrant and dynamic engineering community at UBC and be inspired by the enthusiasm of prospective engineers
  • Share your career experiences and lessons with two students
  • Increase your understanding of the mentoring process and what it takes to be an effective mentor
  • Expand your network by meeting other industry professionals involved in the mentoring program

Mentoring is considered a Continuing Professional Development activity and as such is encouraged and recognized by Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

What's expected of you

  • Attend two program-wide events — Orientation & Closing Event
  • Approximately 1 hour/monthly time commitment (between October and March)
  • Be available by phone and email to your mentees

Program timeline 2023-24



August 1 – September 18  

Application Period

September 23

Application results will be sent to all applicants via email

October 4

Mentoring groups are formed. Invitations to the Mentoring Kick-off Event are sent

Between Oct 4 to Oct 12

Mentees and mentors will each introduce themselves to their mentoring group via email

October 12, 6-7pm (PST)

Mentoring Kick-off Event (Virtual)

Between October to March

Mentoring groups are expected to meet a minimum of three times throughout the program

March, date TBD

Mentoring Closing Event

Application details

Applications for the 2023-24 are now open. Apply now at: Engineering Mentoring Program—Mentor Application

Contact us

For more information on the Engineering Mentoring Program, please email:

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