CS Tri-mentoring Program Seeking Industry Mentors

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Share your experience with current students and become a mentor in the UBC Computer Science tri-mentoring program! Now in its 20th year, the program connects Computer Science students with experienced industry and UBC faculty professionals, and with fellow students. With a mentor’s help students work towards careers-related or side project goals and gain different career perspectives. The tri-mentoring program’s tri-level structure means that mentors are matched into trios that include one senior student and one more junior level student. 

Tri-mentoring program activities are currently being offered in a hybrid model of virtual and in-person activities. These include kickoff and end of year celebrations, and regular meetings with students to support them in their careers-related or side projects goals. There are also optional mentor professional development events and opportunities to provide feedback to students in technical interview skills practice sessions or personal project feedback groups.

The total time commitment required for mentors is ~30-40 hours between fall 2021 to late March 2022. This include meeting as a trio with your student mentees every 4-6 weeks, as well as attending the kickoff and end of year events. Benefits to participation include interacting with bright, motivated students, networking with fellow mentors, developing new skills, and having the chance to promote your specific industry.

We are currently recruiting mentors for fall 2021, and are particularly interested in receiving applications from industry professionals with experience in any of the following:  software engineering; artificial intelligence; machine learning; data science; gaming; and networks, systems and security. We ask that mentor applicants have completed at least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field. Mentors will be e-introduced to their student mentees later in the summer.

See below for mentor application links. 

  https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6AbaGrVxvGARCR0

Questions or concerns? Please contact us at dianejoh@cs.ubc.ca or mng@cs.ubc.ca

Diane Johnson and Michele Ng

UBC Computer Science Tri-Mentoring Program Coordinators