As a mentor, you will have a multitude of opportunities.

  • Develop hands-on skills
    Improve and develop your skills in mentorship, event planning, public speaking, teamwork, leadership, cross-cultural communication and more.
  • Mentor new international students
    Get matched with new international students whom you'll mentor as they transition to CapU and Vancouver.
  • Connect
    Expand your social and professional network. Make new friends from across the globe.
  • Lead
    Join a compassionate and driven network of approximately 25-30 Mentors with whom you’ll plan, promote and organize social, cultural and educational events and activities.
  • Enhance your professional portfolio
    Receive a co-curricular record and a certificate of completion after two terms which you can then add to your resume.
  • Receive ongoing training and coaching
    Participate in a two-day mandatory Mentor Training plus receive coaching, professional development and support throughout your program involvement.

Take on a unique role within your mentor team of six members:

  • Facilitates event design and planning (e.g. décor, brand).
  • Inspires / supports / motivates team members.
  • Coordinates execution of event-related activities.
  • Prepares meeting agendas agenda and schedules and facilitates (most) team meetings.
  • Ensures there is a close collaboration among all teams (liaises with team coordinators of other teams).
  • Seeks opportunities for collaboration with other student groups at Cap.
  • Provides meeting and team updates to International Events & Outreach Officer.
  • Coordinates all marketing activities related to an event.
  • Researches interests and preferences of the audience (mentees, guests, other international students, campus-wide community).
  • Researches options for activities, availability and costs and shares the findings with the team.
  • Supports and liaises with all other team members towards a common goal.
  • Keeps track of event costs relative to attendance, popularity, etc.
  • Generates a comparative cost analysis of past events and makes cost-effective recommendations.
  • Prospects, solicits and works with event vendors/companies/sponsors.
  • Supports and liaises with all other team members towards a common goal.
  • Promotes and/or assists with promotion of events to other mentors.
  • Utilizes communication tools such as email, social media, etc.
  • Supports and liaises with all other team members towards a common goal.
  • Promotes and/or assists with promotion of mentor events to international and domestic students at Cap, CSU, Student Clubs and, Staff/Faculty, when appropriate.
  • Utilizes communication tools such as email, social media, Capilano U Newspaper, etc.
  • Supports and liaises with all other team members towards a common goal.
  • Documents large- and small-scale international events and Mentorship Program activities through photo and video production.
  • Collaborates with internal and external communications team members in order to align photography/video with messages and communications strategies.
  • Conducts and assists with campus tours.
  • Supports and liaises with all other team members towards a common goal.