Mentors can make a significant difference in a student’s academic and professional development. They can assist students in developing academic skills, locating opportunities, and providing feedback and direction about a programme and the student experience. As a MANU student, you will have many mentorship opportunities throughout your degree, so we encourage you to look into the programmes listed below!
Experiential Learning Hub
The Experiential Learning Hub (E-Hub) at UBC Applied Science is designed to give students an advantage in a constantly changing job market through participation in a variety of action-based programmes and workshops.
Students can use this site to find and connect with hands-on learning opportunities that will help them build professional networks, improve their written and verbal communication skills, and improve their emotional intelligence and inclusive leadership abilities.
Ten Thousand Coffees
Ten Thousand Coffees is a networking site where students can get career advice and mentorship for their programme of study. How does it function? A student who is interested in MANU alumni or current graduate students who match their interests can sign up and search the online tool. If a connection is made, the student and the alumni/grad student mentor can meet for “virtual coffee” by phone or online. Alumni are also encouraged to use the platform to network with others whose experiences may be of interest to them, such as faculty, staff, and other fellow alumni.
Engineering Mentorship Program
Volunteer for the UBC Engineering Mentoring Program and 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 be able to assist one or two undergraduate and/or graduate engineering students with similar interests. Our mentors’ goal is to communicate with their mentee(s) on a monthly basis following the program’s formal launch in September of each year.
Faculty Mentoring Program (UBC Okanagan)
Participate in the UBC Applied Science Engineering Mentoring Program, which offers an outstanding opportunity to develop impactful relationships with industry professionals and other students, while developing vital communication skills.
High School Mentorship Program
Women in Engineering’s High School Mentorship programme is designed for female high school students in grades 11 and 12 who are interested in learning about engineering, gaining insight into the university application process, and hearing from current undergrad and grad students about their engineering experiences. Our hope is that this programme will provide inclusive and equitable access to engineering as well as professional, academic, and interpersonal guidance to mentees as they transition into post-secondary education.
InSTEM Mentorship Program
Geering Up’s InSTEM Mentorship Program aims to break down barriers preventing Indigenous youth living in rural communities from pursuing a post-secondary education or career in STEM.
entrepreneurship@UBC Mentor Network
Throughout their regional innovation ecosystem, entrepreneurship@UBC works with dedicated mentors who invest their time, expertise, and insights into growing tomorrow’s early-stage ventures.
Their mentors play an important role in guiding our founders through their venture-building journeys, working hands-on with teams to deepen their understanding of building a company and broaden their networks.