As a mentor you will:
- Be matched with one or two first-year Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) students in a discipline or interest similar to your own
- Attend networking events where you will have the opportunity to connect with students and industry professionals
- 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 protégés!
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 from November to April, 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 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, matching you with a planning professional with a similar discipline or interests.
- 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.