"My mentor is the greatest gift that ThinkLA has given me. In the few meetings we have had, he has inspired me and helped me in so many ways." - Employee, Canvas WW
Call for Mentors | Through Nov. 30
Call for Mentees | Dec. 1 - Dec. 31
Matches Announced | Jan. 15
Spring Program Live | Jan 15 - May 31
|Supporting the new generation of leaders within our industry. ThinkLA's diversity-driven mentorship program supports the new generation of leaders within our industry. We connect emerging, diverse talent with seasoned professionals that are passionate about giving back. Mentees are given the opportunity to be matched with a wide-array of Mentors across different talents, races, genders, career paths, and more, to gain a deeper understanding of the ad industry’s business practices and culture, gain expertise, build a professional network, and 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.
For mentees, 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
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.
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.
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