Why Participate?

Being part of the Forestry Tri-Mentoring program is an excellent opportunity to network, develop skills, share experiences, and learn about yourself and diverse career options.

Benefits for Junior Mentees

  • Build connections and a sense of community in the faculty
  • Get introduced to the meaning of “career” through mentors’ real-life stories
  • Find out about different professional fields and their requirements, expectations, and practices
  • Develop personal objectives and fulfill them
  • Attend workshops and webinars on career topics including resumes and cover letters, professional designations, LinkedIn, and more
  • Effectively communicate interests, questions, and aspirations
  • Practice networking in a safe and supportive environment
  • Gain the confidence to experiment and learn from diverse experiences
  • Identify your next career-building experience

Benefits for Senior Mentees

Get all of the above benefits, as well as:

  • Introduction to the art of coaching and an opportunity to practice it
  • Opportunity to give back to your Forestry community and strengthen community ties

Program Expectations

The time commitment for the Tri-Mentoring program is 10-15 hours over seven months (October to April). This time commitment typically includes attendance at social events, meetings with your mentor, and Zoom/email/phone communication.

 Student Mentee Checklist

  • Complete and submit Mentee Application before deadline September 19th, 2023
  • Agree and abide by the Code of Conduct and the Mentoring Agreement
  • Attend Mentee Orientation (new mentees only) on either September 26th or 27th (must attend one)
  • Attend Mentee workshop (evening of October 4th)
  • Attend Kick-Off event (October 12th 6:00-7:30pm in-person event; October 17th 5:30-7:00pm virtual event)
  • Initiate the first contact with your mentor after Kick-Off event
  • Meet with your mentor a minimum of three times through phone, Skype/Google Hangout/Zoom (or other online tools), in-person meetings
  • Submit 2 written activities (goal-setting and reflection), due in November and February
  • Attend Year End Celebration in March
  • Complete and submit an online exit survey