How Does It Work?

The program matches junior and senior undergraduate students from Forest Sciences, Natural Resources Conservation, Wood Products Processing, Forestry (Resources Management and Operations), Urban Forestry, and Forest Bioeconomy and Sciences Technology with UBC Forestry alumni and industry professionals. Participants are matched into groups of 3, called triads. Each triad consists of a junior student, a senior student and alumni/professional, and meets at least 5 times between October and March (including 2 events hosted by the Faculty of Forestry).

There are two major events held as part of the Tri-Mentoring Program: the Kick-Off event and the Year-End Celebration. The Kick-Off event is offered in both in-person and virtual formats, to accommodate our mentors located outside of the Greater Vancouver area. Outside of these events, triads are expected to meet 3 additional times. These meetings can be whatever works best for the triad – meeting for coffee, attending an event together, job shadowing, practicing for an upcoming job interview, etc.

Mentees participating in the program will complete two ‘assignments’ during the program in order to support their career learning and provide an opportunity for reflection.

For more details, visit our Program Dates page.