Are you a member of PRSA Chicago and looking to learn as a mentee? Do you have at least five years of work experience and think you have something to offer as a mentor? Join the PRSA mentorship program!
Become a Mentor
What does it take to be a mentor? A mentor is an active partner who helps a mentee reach his/her professional goals. A mentor is someone who provides guidance, advice and has a vested interest in the success of a promising young professional. To qualify as a mentor, you must be a member of PRSA Chicago and have five or more years of experience. Mentor relationships are structured for a term of six months and require at least 2-3hours of cultivation per month.
Why become a mentor? Mentoring provides an opportunity to affect the future; you transmit a part of yourself to each person you mentor – your ideals, ethics, and professionalism. The mentoring experience provides intellectual stimulation and the satisfaction of contributing to the success of another person. The success ofthe junior person ultimately reflects on the senior person, further adding to your prestige. Connecting with young professionals gives you insight into new trends and technologies and the opportunity to network with tomorrow’s leaders today.
Become a Mentee
What does it take to be a mentee? A mentee has an eagerness to learn and respect for professional who are more senior than themselves. A mentee is someone who prepares for meetings and conversations, welcomes constructive advice and feedback, and follows up appropriately. A mentee is appreciative of their mentor’s time and interest. To qualify as a mentee, you must be a member of PRSA Chicago, currently hold a full-time position in your field and have less than five years of experience. Mentee relationships are structured for a term of six months and require at least 2-3 hours of cultivation per month.
Why become a mentee? Becoming a mentee creates the opportunity for a formal relationship with the primary goal being to nurture your professional development. A mentor relationship provides you with the opportunity to develop and maximize your potential and career goals with the support and knowledge of a well-established professional in your field. Connecting with experts in your field enables you to build a professional network that will propel your career into success.