Mentorship Program

The Greater Midwest Chapter Mentor Program

What is a Mentorship? A mentorship is a relationship formed between a mentor and mentee with the goal of sharing knowledge and expertise between the mentor and the mentee. It can be a formal relationship with written goals and scheduled meeting times or it can be as informal as an occasional chat or email exchange.

Mentorship Program Guidelines

Commitment to the Program 

  • Assignments are made on a semester basis (i.e. Jan / Feb. – June and Aug. – Dec.) but there are opportunities to connect at any time depending on the interest and availability of mentors/mentees.
  • All participants should discuss the expectation of privacy regarding their conversations.
  • There will be a kick-off call for all mentors and mentees. This call will outline programming and suggested meeting times.
  • It will be up to the mentor/mentee to determine the schedule that works best for them to connect.
  • We encourage connection with your mentor/mentee once a month

Benefits of the Mentorship Program

  • Mentee develops a personal relationship with an established industry professional.
  • It is an easy way to develop a connection. Don’t live in same city? Don’t worry! Skype and Facetime are great ways to connect.
  • Don’t let the time commitment scare you! It is manageable and flexible.
  • Practice interview skills and techniques with your mentor who can give insight on interviews in the industry.
  • The industry is all about connections and this is a great place to start if you are new to the industry.
  • As a mentor, you might be paired with a student and use them as a resource to help you in regards to social media trends.

Don’t be shy, sign up and this could be a lifelong friendship and learning experience for both of you as you continue your paths in the industry

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