Mentorship Program

Introduction

The Kinesiology Mentorship Program provides a unique experience for students to connect with alumni for professional development, networking, and career exploration. The program assists senior students with the transition from university into the professional environment and provides alumni with the opportunity to give back and re-connect with the School of Kinesiology and UBC. The program incorporates face-to-face mentoring with online contact, networking events, and connections to career development resources.

Application period is open August 15, 2017 – September 22, 2017.

Goal

To connect industry mentors with UBC students by introducing students to the structure and environment of the professional world and facilitate career and personal development.

Objectives

    • Support senior students in exploring new career pathways prior to graduation
    • Connect students with peers and industry professionals
    • Engage alumni in current programming within the School of Kinesiology
    • Provide senior Kinesiology students with the opportunity to develop interpersonal, professional, leadership, communication and career building skills through one on one interactions with a professional working in their field of interest.

Here’s what past participants had to say about the program:

I went into this program with one goal in mind: to get as much info/knowledge from my mentor about careers in the field of Kinesiology. I ended up coming out of this experience with that knowledge, [and] found a friend in my mentor. For that I am thankful for the opportunity.Mentee, 2016 Cohort


One of my memorable experiences was chatting about career directions and what their [mentor’s] individual job entailed and what entering the workforce looked like as a recent graduate. Mentee, 2016 Cohort


As a result of participating in this program, I feel more connected, and developed a new and lasting relationship with a wonderful individual and connection to UBC.Mentor, 2016 Cohort


I decided to become a mentor because I wanted to give back to a program that gave so much to me. Mentor, 2016 Cohort

Benefits for Mentees

As a student mentee, you will …

  • Make connections with industry mentors and peers in your field of study
  • Learn about real life work experiences
  • Enhance your interview skills
  • Improve your resume and cover letter
  • Build and strengthen leadership and communication skills through participating in professional networking opportunities
  • Earn a certificate of participation to add to your professional portfolio by completing program elements

Benefits for Mentors

As a Mentor, you will …

  • Share your stories and experiences with mentees
  • Build contacts within your industry and expand your professional network through the UBC mentorship community
  • Develop and maintain connections with the School of Kinesiology and UBC
  • Contribute to the future of industry and community by supporting the next generation of leaders
  • Refine your leadership and mentoring skills

 

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