Our Faculty has a long history of offering students real-world learning opportunities. Since 2001, our students have had the chance to take part in a unique mentorship program that pairs them with alumni from a range of LFS disciplines.
Through the Tri-Mentoring program, first and second year students are teamed with third/fourth year students enrolled in the same program, as well as an industry-related professional. The primary objective is to help students develop their skills in career self-management, including realistic goal-setting and action planning, as well as providing links to their future job market. It’s also a great way for alumni to enhance coaching skills and inspire future colleagues.
“As an alum, I always wanted to give back to our Faculty,” said Peter Wong, Operations Manager, Mark-Crest Foods (BSc Agriculture, MSc Food Science). “The Tri-Mentoring Program is a wonderful opportunity to interact with the future generation.”
Natalia Cendiawan, a student in our Global Resource Systems program, participated in the Tri-Mentoring program in 2010 and credits her mentor for, “guiding me to my career goal and giving me advice on how to improve my resume and networking skills. I gained better communication skills and more confidence in meeting people.”
The program requires a small time commitment on behalf of the mentor (approx. 10-15 hours in total), including a kick-off dinner to meet the students in late October and three meetings over the course of the academic year.
We are currently seeking LFS alumni to pass on valuable life skills and share professional experiences. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please visit www.landfood.ubc.ca/trimentoring or contact Natalie Lim at email@example.com.