Become a Mentor


Become a Mentor

Join the Douglas International Community and become a Mentor. Share your experiences with new international students or information you wish you knew when you were new. 

Mentor applications are now closed.

Ambassadors program is still accepting applications. Click this link to access the application form for ambassadors.

 

Mentor Eligibility/Requirements

  • You have been at Douglas for at least two semesters.  

  • You maintain a GPA of 2.33 or above

  • You are a current student enrolled in at least one academic course in the Summer semester.

  • Initiate and maintain contact with your mentees.

  • Completion of training in Microsoft Teams.

  • Use Microsoft Teams to stay up to date with the program.

  • Attending mandatory training sessions:

    • May 27th at 3:00pm

  •  Attending social events/activities is highly encouraged:

    • August 5th Semester End Celebration (Date may change)

  • Commit 5 hours/month to supporting and answering new student questions about Douglas College and living in Vancouver. 

  • Attending meetings at the request of the program coordinators. 

  • Submitting feedback reports twice in a semester. 

Mentor Benefits

  • Mentor new international students 

    • Get matched with new international students with common goals, similar interest and values. You will mentoring by sharing experiences, providing social connection and important student life information. 

  • Community building/ Network  

    • Make new friends and expand your social and professional network. 

  • Skill development 

    • Receive coaching for your professional development from various Douglas departments, services, and leaders of the college. 

    • You will also receive a certificate of completion at the end of the semester that you can add onto your resume and upon request a reference letter.  

Important Dates for the Summer 2022 Program (Mentors): 

* Dates are tentative

April 8th

Registration opens for mentors.

May 9th

Matching begins for the program.

May 20th

Last day to sign up for Summer program.

May 27th

Mandatory training session.

June 17th*

DCI Leadership Training.

August 5th

Final celebration.

August 10th

Last day of the program.