Undergraduate Business Council

Peer to Peer Mentorship Program

Interested in becoming a mentor for a new student at Foster? Want to learn a thing or two from upperclassmen to make the most of your Foster experience? All Foster students are encouraged to apply to UBC’s Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program!

Applications are now OPEN!!

Apply now: https://bit.ly/peertopeerapplication

Questions? Email mentorship.ubc@gmail.com

Value of Peer Mentoring

Mentors

  • Grow leadership, teaching, and communication skills as you help guide a student through their first year at Foster
  • Gain a valuable experience to include on your resume and share during interviews

Mentees

  • Build a valuable relationship with an experienced student in the Foster community
  • Have a resource for questions and guidance as you navigate your first year at Foster

Mentors/Mentees

  • Become part of abroader community within Foster
  • Learn more about mentorship
  • Gain new perspectives and create genuine relationshipswith other students at Foster

The Mechanics

  • Complete the application form: https://bit.ly/peertopeerapplication
  • Mentors and mentees are matched on a 1:1 ratio 
    • Eligibility
    • Mentees: Freshman direct, first year transfer students
    • Mentors: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in Foster

Timeline/Key Dates

  • January 6th: Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Kickoff!
    • Schedule
      • Mentors: 5:30-7:30pm (includes training)
      • Mentees: 6:30-7:30pm
    • Meet your mentor/mentee while enjoying dessert!
    • Discuss and create goals
  • January-April
    • Mentor/mentee meet at least 3 times
    • Evaluate goals
    • Attend at least 1 Foster event together
  • April 26th: Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Wrap-Up Lunch
    • Lunch provided from 12:30-1:20pm
    • Final meeting & closing evaluations

Expectations

  • Four-month commitment from Jan 2022 to April 2022
  • Monthly communication
    • A minimum of three virtual/in-person meetings 
    • Mentees take initiative in scheduling meetings
  • Timely and professional communication
  • Arrive prepared for meetings
    • Prompts and discussion questions will be provided
    • Have an agenda, come prepared with questions and/or topics for discussion, prior research
  • HAVE FUN!!

Want to attend an Info Session?

Learn more about the Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program (and the Undergraduate Mentorship Program!) at one of our info sessions: