LFS Tri-Mentoring Program

LFS Tri-Mentoring Program

The LFS Tri-Mentoring program creates networking opportunities through “triads” consisting of two LFS students and an industry professional. By exchanging their unique skills and strengths, students hone professional skills and build their network which they can leverage in their career journey.

The Tri-Mentoring program at a glance

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Be a part of the LFS Tri-Mentoring Program

LFS has the longest running Tri-Mentoring Program at UBC that connects students with working professionals. This career development opportunity provides both mentors and mentees with the ability to grow their network, see potential options for their careers, and develop skills and tools through the asset-based model. Since 2001, the LFS Tri-Mentoring program has focused on:

  • Providing students with the opportunity to leverage their previous knowledge and strengths while engaging with a peer and a working professional in their field; to practice peer-to-peer coaching through development of professional skills such as interview and CV preparation.
  • Providing working professionals with the opportunity to directly shape the future of their field by mentoring students while also learning from the knowledge and strengths students bring. Moreover, they have the opportunity to hone their coaching and mentoring skills and further their own professional development.

The program runs each year from October to April, with program-wide events occurring at the beginning and end of the program year and triad meetings and additional networking opportunities throughout the year. Mentor Applications for the 2019-2020 session are now closed. Mentee Applications for the 2019-2020 session are now closed. Check out this article on how one of our mentors last year helped LFS students navigate the real-world job market!

Professional Development and Beyond

What participants (both mentors and mentees) can expect:

  • Both mentors and mentees will attend a kick-off event in October where triad will have the opportunity to meet in person as well as where there will be round robin networking.
  • Students will be required to complete assignments throughout the program to expand their current skills and develop tools they can utilize in their career journey.
  • Communication with their triad at least three times throughout the duration of the program with the opportunity to attend additional events such as career fairs, industry nights and faculty workshops.

Click here for an overview of Mentor and Mentee expectations.

Program Dates:

  • Student and Mentor Applications – now closed for the 2019-2020 year
  • Mentee Orientation – Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Mentor Orientation – Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Kick Off Event – Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Wrap Up Event – Wednesday, March 25, 2019

Click here for the full program schedule.

Past Mentors and Mentees

Students and mentors who have participated in the program in the past have had great experiences where they have been able to leverage their skills and experiences to develop connections with their mentors/mentees. The knowledge shared between all those involved creates the opportunity to deepen understanding of potential career paths and learning from other’s experiences. The LFS Tri-Mentoring Program provides students with more confidence in how they approach their career journeys and mentors to hone their mentoring skills while giving back to the LFS community.

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Still Have Questions?

Connect with Thilini Leitan, Student Engagement Officer at lfs.trimentoring@ubc.ca.