Mentor Program

Providing a platform for mutual education within the Los Angeles advertising industry between a mentor and mentee.

About Mentoring

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.

Learn More

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:

  • Have at least five years of professional experience
  • Are willing to be available for their mentee throughout the 5-month period
  • Are current members of thinkLA


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:

  • Are currently employed within the media, marketing and; advertising industry
  • Are willing to initiate and maintain regular contact with their mentor
  • Are serious about their personal and professional development
  • Are current members of thinkLA


Our Mentors

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.

All mentors will be listed below once the mentor signup has ended on Nov. 11


Get Started

  • Call for mentors: Oct. 13 - Nov. 11
  • Call for mentees: Nov. 14 - Dec. 9
  • Matches announced: Dec. 15
  • Spring program live: Jan. 3, 2017 - May 31, 2017


Guides for Mentors
Guides for Mentees


3535 Hayden Avenue
Suite 300
Culver City, CA 90232