Mentor Application Form

Thank you for your interest to volunteer as a Mentor for the BCIT Student Association Mentorship Program.

We are very excited to be able to offer students* at BCIT the opportunity to be mentored by professionals in Metro Vancouver in order to gain business insight and hone the soft skills that will ultimately lead to their professional success.

Through our Mentorship Program, we have two streams: Career Mentorship and Entrepreneurial Mentorship. Please read through the overall and stream-specific requirements below and complete this application if you meet the requirements and are interested in being a mentor.

If we decide to continue with your application, you will be contacted for an intake interview. To make successful matches, we take into consideration a number of elements when we are matching, such as professional experience, personality and interests. This is why the application form and the interview are so important. Please note that we may not be accepting mentors of all professions at all times based on capacity.

If you have any questions about our Mentorship Program please email grow@bcitsa.ca or phone our Program Coordinator at 604-432-8974.

Thank you so much for your interest.

*For the Entrepreneurial Mentorship stream, both BCIT students and alumni are eligible to apply as mentees.

Requirements for Mentors:
• All mentors must commit to building a one-to-one mentoring relationship with a mentee for 6 months, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours per month – at least one of those hours should be in person.
• Attend a three hour training and Kick-Off Event at the beginning of the intake.
• Mentors should be role models, sources of inspiration and resources for their mentees by providing support and sharing professional experiences and insights.

In addition to these general mentor requirements, the following requirements are for each stream:

Career Mentor Requirements:
• At least 1 year of employment in your current industry
• Act as a sounding board and support your mentee in their career goals
• Provide advice, feedback and share your experiences with your mentee
• Share career information to help your mentee gain a better understanding of employer expectations, job requirements and the hidden job market


Entrepreneurial Mentor Requirements:
• Minimum 3 years of entrepreneurial experience in founding, owning and operating a business
• Share professional experience and business development challenges and successes
• Demonstrated experience in a supportive and encouraging professional relationship (eg. formal mentorship program, managing employees, etc)
• Act as a sounding board and support your mentee in meeting their entrepreneurial goals

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