Arts Tri-Mentoring Program

Join the Arts Tri-Mentoring program and introduce yourself to the professional world!

  • Initiate and maintain professional relationships with industry mentors as well as with other students.
  • Find out some of the career options available for your major.
  • Develop transferable skills like networking, communication, time management and leadership, and prepare yourself for the transition from school to the working world.


What is Tri-Mentoring?

The Arts Tri-Mentoring Program connects Arts students with industry mentors and with one another. The program involves matching a UBC Alumni with a junior (2nd year) and a senior (3rd/4th year) student.  Matches are based on academic and career goals.

By matching students with experienced Arts alumni, the Arts Tri-Mentoring program empowers students to:

  • Develop professional communication skills
  • Gain clarity on their academic, career, and personal goals
  • Actively shape their Arts degree at UBC
  • Start building a professional network

Who is eligible to apply?

For the 2017-2018 academic year, we are accepting applications from second-year and senior level (3rd year+) students currently enrolled in full-time studies, regardless of your major. Please note that you may not be matched with a mentor who graduated with the same major as you.

What are the expectations for student mentees?

The time commitment for student mentees is 10-15 hours from November to April. Mentees are expected to fulfill the following through the course of the program:

  • Meet with your mentor and co-mentee a minimum 3 times
  • Attend a mandatory orientation session (November, date TBD, from 6-7:30pm)
  • Attend 2 mandatory program events (late January & late March)
  • Complete 3 journal entries
  • Complete an exit survey

How do I apply?

Please check back on this page for more details regarding this program in July 2018.


If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Jenkinson, Student Engagement Officer,

For Alumni
If you are an Arts graduate and are interested in being a mentor, please contact Christine Lee at or 604-822-9359 for more information on how to get involved.

2017 Arts Tri-Mentoring Program Kick-Off!

On January 25, 2017, students and alumni from the Faculty of Arts came together to kick-off the 2017 Arts Tri-Mentoring Program. Hosted at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, the event provided mentees and mentors the opportunity to connect with program participants outside of their mentorship cohorts. Dr. Sunaina Assanand, Associate Dean, Student Success in the Faculty of Arts, opened the evening by emphasizing the importance of an Arts education today and the impact mentorship can have on student success. Student and alumni networked for the rest of the night, while enjoying refreshments courtesy of Peake of Catering.