CBE Mentorship Program

CBE’s Office of Student Services is launching a college-wide Mentorship Program in Autumn 2022. The program helps students grow in their chosen field through one-on-one guidance, advice, and insight from a mentor. Mentoring pairs discuss student career goals and interests and then work together to pursue those goals through career exploration, networking, and professional skill development.

Program Overview

Mentorship is a process in which an experienced individual helps another person develop their goals and skills through on-going, supportive conversations and learning exercises.

The mission of the CBE Mentorship Program is to assist students in making a successful and informed transition from college to career, preferably in their field of interest. The program aspires to provide a mentor to every CBE student wanting guidance from a CBE graduate and/or industry professional.

The following CBE programs and departments have opted into the CBE Mentorship Program:

  • Architecture (undergraduate and graduate degree programs)
  • Landscape Architecture (undergraduate and graduate degree programs)
  • Community, Environment & Planning (CEP, undergraduate program)
  • Construction Management (graduate program)

The program is hosting a kick-off event, details in the program timeline below, where mentors and mentees will meet for the first time. Following this event, mentor/mentee pairs meet at least once more during Autumn quarter, and at least twice each quarter in Winter and Spring. The program provides a handbook that includes topics for discussion and suggested activities.

Watch video overview for mentors

Watch video overview for mentees

Benefits to students

Mentorships help students transition from college to career by helping them:

  • Clarify career goals and expectations
  • Become more self-aware about values and strengths
  • Develop job-seeking skills, industry knowledge, confidence, and accountability
  • Practice inquiry and self-reflection
  • Expand professional networks
  • Cultivate an ally in the field

How to sign up

Students and professionals interested in being matched in a mentor/mentee relationship must apply through the Husky Landing platform.

1) Create an account in Husky Landing if you don’t already have one. This step includes creating a professional profile similar to a LinkedIn profile. You will receive an email notification that your account has been accepted in the Husky Landing network. This may take 1-2 business days.

2) Once your Husky Landing application has been approved, visit the CBE Mentorship Program page within Husky Landing. Click the dark green “Join” button. You’ll be directed to a short survey of multiple-choice questions which will help us match you with a student. We will try our best during our pilot year to match mentors and mentees according to their preferences.

Sign up

Program Timeline for AY 2022-23

Mentor applications accepted September 2022
Student applications accepted October 2022
Matches announced Early November
Kick-off event and first meeting between mentor/mentee pairs November 8, 2022, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Second meeting between mentor/mentee pairs November or December 2022
Mentorship continues Winter and Spring quarters, 2023, at least 2x per quarter — schedule to be determined by mentorship pairs
Year-end event TBA in Spring

Questions?

We answer many questions in the video overviews linked to above. If you have additional questions, contact: Teri Thomson Randall at cbementor@uw.edu