Mentorship

Mentoring is not just teaching or counseling – it involves fostering a mentee’s relationship with a person of experience and helping them prepare for the future. It is a continuous relationship of learning and growing for both mentees and mentors. The BCIT Student Association provides mentorship in Career Services, Entrepreneurial Services and for School of Business: International

Career Mentorship Stream

The BCITSA Mentorship Program includes Career and Entrepreneurial Mentorship streams. The Career Mentorship stream is a FREE program designed to give students the opportunity to be paired with an industry professional over six months. The mentor’s role is to share their experience in career development, work-life balance and help their mentee gain a better understanding of employer expectations, job requirements, and accessing the hidden job market.

This program is a great way to get objective and unvarnished advice from an industry professional. You’ll meet with your mentor on a regular basis in order to get experienced insight and support to help with your career goals.

Basic requirements: 6 month commitment & meet with your mentor/mentee 2 hours per month (at least 1 hour in person).

Tell me more about being…


Mentee

  1. Full time of Part time BCIT student in a declared program
  2. Available to connect with the mentor a minimum of two (2) hours per month for the duration of the program (6 months)
  3. Willing to create and work on SAMER goals that will drive professional development of the six (6) month program
  4. Submit a monthly summary of what you have achieved

Top 5 Reasons to Join the Program

  1. Explore your industry
  2. Transition smoothly to the world of work
  3. Gain valuable advice and expand your network
  4. Gain tools to overcome challenges in your career
  5. Formulate and work towards the complete of three (3) SMART goals

Mentee Application Process

  1. Complete the online application for the next intake (February 2018) Apply Here
  2. Attend the Goal Digger Workshop & submit three (3) SMART goals for the mentorship program
  3. Attend the Mentee Training and Kickoff event to meet your mentor
  4. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email grow@bcitsa.ca

Mentor

  1. Minimum 1 years of entrepreneurial experience in your current industry
  2. Share professional experience and your challenges and successes
  3. Demonstrated experience in a supportive and encouraging professional relationship (eg. formal mentorship program, managing employees, etc)
  4. Available to connect with the mentee a minimum of two (2) hours per month for the duration of the program (6 months)
  5. Act as a sounding board and support a mentee in meeting their career goals

Top 5 Reasons to be a Mentor

  1. Enhance your leadership skills
  2. Pay it forward and share your passion, talents and expertise with others
  3. Expand your network by connecting with mentees and fellow mentors
  4. Exchange new perspectives and fresh ideas with your mentee
  5. Contribute to your mentees’ success

Mentor Application Process

  1. Complete the online application Apply Here
  2. Intake phone interview
  3. Attend a Mentor Training Session
  4. Receive a bio of your mentee (if matched successfully)
  5. Attend the Kickoff event to meet your Mentee
  6. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email grow@bcitsa.ca