As a mentor you will be matched with a first-year and second-year Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) student in a discipline or interest similar to your own. You will attend networking events where you will have the opportunity to connect with students and industry professionals. You will meet with your students several times over the course of the academic year.
Why Become a Mentor?
Many of our mentors tell us that they get as much out of the mentoring program as their mentees!
As a mentor, you will:
- Grow your professional network with tomorrow’s upcoming professionals and peers
- Hone your communication skills and leadership skills
- Learn from new experiences and perspectives
- Reignite your connection with SCARP and all the networking and professional opportunities that may bring
- (If you’re a candidate member of PIBC) earn Continuous Professional Learning points towards PIBC planning certification
- Give someone a solid foundation in your field and watch their unique insights and contributions take shape!
Mentoring is encouraged and recognized by the Planning Institute of British Columbia.
What is expected of you as a Mentor?
Your involvement will span through the summer, with a time commitment of approximately 20 hours (or more if you'd like!)
Ready to get involved? Have a question?
A Program for first-year and second-year Master's students
Participate in the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) Mentoring Program and explore the unique opportunity to network with industry professionals and gain valuable skills - such as interviewing and professional communication skills - while expanding your knowledge about planning professions.
The program focuses on the unique needs of the planning student population through a tri-mentoring model that matches a first-year and second-year Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) student with a planning professional with a similar discipline or interests. This structure allows first-year students to gain knowledge from both an upper-year student and a professional planner, while second-year students gain the opportunity to be both a mentor and a mentee.
- Start to build a professional network with industry professionals and student peers
- Expand your knowledge about planning professions
- Learn from established planners and gain exposure to new ideas and opportunities
- Get involved (or more deeply involved) with SCARP and professional societies such as the Planning Institute of BC, and earn points towards professional planner certification
What’s expected of you?
Your involvement will span the length of the academic year, from September through to the end of April, with a total time commitment of approximately 20 hours.