PRSA- LA Young Professionals’ 2009 Mentorship Program

PRSA-LA’s Young Professionals (YP) group is excited to announce the kickoff of the 2009 Mentorship Program! This free YP/PRSA program provides a fantastic opportunity for public relations students and those who are just starting a career in public relations to seek a mentor, as well as a chance for current professionals of all experience levels to share what they’ve learned with a mentee.

Mentors and mentees will be matched, as closely as possible, according to their fields and experience levels within the public relations industry. YP looks to connect mentees with public relations practitioners who are eager to provide professional development tips and tools by bringing tangible skills and expertise to the relationship. Mentoring allows both parties the opportunity to expand their perspectives and build a larger network of industry contacts.

Time commitment: Time commitment will be determined by the mentor and mentee, based on need and availability of respective parties.  We suggest mentors and mentees meet once per month, but timing and frequency can be tailored to fit individual party needs and schedules.

Application process: Copy and paste the application below into a Word document and e-mail it to Andrea Nowack at andrea.nowack@gmail.com.  Once you have been matched with a mentor or mentee, YP will make an e-mail introduction and send suggested relationship guidelines, and it will be up to mentors and mentees to find a time and place to meet, as well as frequency thereafter.

Deadline: There is no deadline for completing and submitting applications; we will accept applications and match mentors with mentees on an ongoing basis according to need and availability.

Mentor/Mentee Application

APPLICATION TYPE___________________________________

_____     Mentor
_____     Mentee

PERSONAL PROFILE___________________________________

Name:
Organization:
Title:
University:
Major and graduation year:
Phone:
E-mail:
Years of experience:
Are you a PRSA or PRSSA member?
Tell us about yourself (personal/ professional goals, hobbies, interests):

AREAS OF INTEREST_________________________________

Please select areas you would be interested in discussing with your Mentor or Mentee:

Career Development
_____     Career Transition                  _____    Professional Development
_____    Furthering Education            _____    Internship/ Work Experience

Managing PR Function
_____    Community Relations/ Non-Profit   _____    Corporate PR
_____    Government/ Public Affairs               _____    Media Relations
_____    Event Planning                                      _____    Entertainment PR
_____    Agency                                                     _____    Consumer / Lifestyle

Thank you for your interest in YP’s Mentorship Program. This program will be as effective as you make it. The information provided on this application will help us match you with a PR Mentor/ Mentee. Please return this completed form to Andrea Nowack, PRSA-LA Young Professionals Collegiate Outreach Chair, via e-mail at andrea.nowack@gmail.com. There is no deadline; mentors and mentees will be matched on an ongoing basis pending interest.  You will be notified by email once you have been matched with your mentor/mentee and contact information.

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