Aboriginal Peer to Peer Mentorship
What is an Aboriginal Peer Mentor?
An Aboriginal Peer Mentor is a guide and a knowledgeable resource that assists fellow students (Aboriginal Mentee) in developing strategies to succeed in their post-secondary education.
A Peer Mentor is a senior student (second semester and above) who is available to give their time and apply their skills to positively impact a new student's post-secondary experience.
What is an Aboriginal Mentee?
An Aboriginal Mentee is a first semester or first year student, who is matched with an Aboriginal Peer Mentoring their program area. A Peer Mentor will help mentees with organization, study skills, access to information about their program, and student life at BCIT.
Mentoring is becoming more popular in post-secondary institutions. Individuals who receive mentoring support from peers are more likely to adapt well to post-secondary life, succeed academically, and persist until graduation.
Why become an Aboriginal Mentor?
- Develops leadership and communication skills, transferable to future employment settings
- Serves as an excellent experience to include on your resume
- Mentors will receive an "Aboriginal Service Certificate of Achievement" in mentoring
- Opportunities to network and develop new friendships
- Can make a difference in the life of a new student
Why become an Aboriginal an Aboriginal Mentee?
- Helps with your first year transition at BCIT
- Makes your BCIT experience successful
- Easy access to answers about your program and life at BCIT
- Opportunities to network and meet new people
Questions about the Peer to Peer Mentorship Program? Contact us.