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CBE launches new mentorship program

Interior of Gould Hall and Gould Gallery with people in it

The College of Built Environments has launched its first-ever, college-wide mentorship program. The program will help students grow in their chosen field through one-on-one guidance, advice, and insight from a mentor.

Our goal for the 2022-2023 academic year is to provide a mentor to every CBE student wanting guidance from a CBE graduate and/or industry professional.

Interested in serving as a mentor?

You can work one-on-one with a College of Built Environments student and help them grow professionally through career exploration, networking, and professional skill-building by signing up for our mentor program. This is an excellent opportunity to support the built environments community by sharing your advice and professional experience.


Mentors do not need to be University of Washington graduates. Applications are preferred by September 30th.

Mentors are needed in the following areas:

  • Architecture
  • Construction Management
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Design and Planning

The program begins in November and runs through May. Mentor/mentee pairs are encouraged to meet at least twice per quarter for one hour — this is a total of 6 meetings in one academic year. CBE provides a handbook that includes suggestions for discussion topics and activities. The event launches with a kick-off event on November 8 at the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House on the Seattle campus. Optional events and activities for mentoring pairs will also be shared through regular emails from the program office.

Program Information


Watch the short overview video and checked out the program website. You can also email the program office at to ask specific questions or to set up a call or Zoom meeting.