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.
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.
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.
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|
We answer many questions in the video overviews linked to above. If you have additional questions, contact: Teri Thomson Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org