Mentees

Why participate?

Being part of the Forestry Tri-Mentoring program is an excellent opportunity to network, develop skills, share experiences and learn about yourself and diverse career options. 

Benefits for junior mentees

  • Build connections and a sense of community in the faculty
  • Get introduced to the meaning of “career” through mentors’ real life stories
  • Find out about different professional fields and their requirements, expectations and practices
  • Develop personal goals (.docx) and fulfill them
  • Effectively communicate interests, questions and aspirations
  • Practice networking in a safe and supportive environment
  • Gain confidence to experiment and learn from diverse experiences
  • Identify your next career building experience

Benefits for Senior Mentees

Get all of the above benefits, as well as:

  • Introduction to the art of coaching and an opportunity to practice it
  • Opportunity to give back to your Forestry community and strengthen community ties

Program expectations

The time commitment for the Tri-Mentoring program is 10-15 hours over a seven month period (October to April). This time commitment typically includes attendance at social events, in-person meetings, and skype/email/phone communication.

 Student Mentee Checklist

  • Complete and submit Mentee Application before deadline September 28, 2016 (noon)
  • Agree and abide by the Code of Conduct and the Mentoring Agreement
  • Attend Orientation on October 13th (new mentees only)
  • Attend Mentoring Skills workshop (senior mentees only)
  • Attend Kick-Off event in October
  • Attend Goal Setting workshop and submit your goals
  • Initiate first contact with your mentor after Kick-Off event
  • Communicate with mentor a minimum of three times (one face-to-face meeting required)
  • Submit a Reflection Activity by end of February
  • Attend Year End Celebration in March
  • Complete and submit an online exit survey