ThinkLA's Mentor Program helps media, marketing and advertising professionals in Southern California meet to share knowledge and ideas. The goal of this five-month program is to aid less-experienced professionals; to help them gain expertise and build a professional network. The role of the Mentor in this program is to assist in career planning, give feedback on performance, help build self-esteem, create and facilitate networks, and help the young professional design realistic goals.
Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet informally and at thinkLA events at least six times over the course of the program. After completing a brief questionnaire, matches will be made by the Mentorship Committee based on both parties' experience, career goals, and geographic meeting preference.
At the completion of the five-month program, the mentee and mentor will complete an evaluation on the program and have the opportunity to be matched again.
If you're an industry leader with a desire to make an invaluable contribution to the personal and professional development of a young professional, we encourage you to apply.
We're looking for seasoned professionals who:
As a mentee, you'll learn from your mentor's personal and professional experience, knowledge and skills. The one-on-one mentor relationship allows for individual attention to your career aspirations, professional development and networking needs.
We're looking for young professionals who:
Mentees will have the opportunity to choose the top three mentors they'd like to be matched with, although the final matching will be completed by the Mentor Committee.