Become a Mentee or Mentor

Welcome the Kinesiology Mentorship Program!  You’ve taken an important first step into thinking about and preparing for your future. The program is designed to help you become more open minded to the opportunities out there and to reflect upon your own interests in your career exploration journey.

If you would like to join this program, read the program requirements and complete the application below.

Program Outcomes for Students

  • An introduction into the professional environment and start building a professional network
  • Learn more about your field and explore potential career options
  • An opportunity to share life experiences and learn form a mentor’s challenges and achievements
  • Build and strengthen leadership and communication skills through professional networking opportunities
  • Explore and gain clarity on career, academic and personal plans

Program Elements

By completing the Mentorship Program, you have the opportunity to gain a Certificate of Participation based on your participation and full completion of the program. The experiences gained through earning the certificate will make great additions and supplementation to your professional portfolio and resume.

Program Element Requirements

  • Attend a pre-program training session
  • Attend all three main mentorship events: October, January, March
  • Sign and return the Mentoring Agreement (with your mentor’s signature as well)
  • Meet with mentor at least once per term in person
  • One point of contact per month with mentor (phone, email, skype, etc)
  • Complete the three Program Reflections: (1) Learning Objectives (2) Mid-Way Reflection (3) Final Reflection

Additional suggested elements can include:

  • Create a LinkedIn Profile
  • Conduct an Information Interview with someone recommended by your mentor or someone you find yourself
  • Visit mentor’s workplace and job shadow (this can double as your meet-up with your mentor)
  • Attend a conference, trade-show or other professional development event outside of UBC. You may want to attend with your mentor or with another program participant.
  • Attend the KUS Career Fair
  • Attend one or more professional development workshops put on by UBC
  • Revise cover letter and resume with your mentor

Time Commitment

The mentorship relationship is developed over six months, from October to March. Students are expected to dedicate 20-30 hours to the program in order to complete the program requirements.  The time commitment for mentors is a total of 10-15 hours.

Program Documents

Program documents including helpful resources will be available for download when the program is in session.

Feedback and Support

Program participants will be supported with resources and regular check-ins throughout the program.

Students, alumni and mentors, please contact the Student Engagement Officer for more information at kin.studentdevelopment@ubc.ca

Student Mentee Application

Intake is now closed for the 2016-7 academic year.

Alumni Mentor Application

Intake is now closed for the 2016-7 academic year.