"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 and Mentees | May 15 to June 30
Matches Announced | Aug. 15
Mentor Sign Up Form
(Submission of an application does not guarantee placement as a mentor in the program)
ThinkLA's 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, 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 five times over the course of the program. After completing a brief questionnaire, matches will be made by the Mentorship Committee based on mutual experience and interest levels on the side of both mentor and mentee. At the completion of the five-month program, the mentee and mentor will have the opportunity to complete an evaluation on the program and provide feedback.
For mentees, we're looking for young professionals who:
- Are working within the media, marketing or advertising industry
- Are willing to initiate and maintain regular contact with their mentor
- Are serious about their personal and professional development
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.
Previous Mentors Include:
Bernice Chao | Ass. Creative Director | David&Goliath | LinkedIn
Don Lupo | Director of Marketing, ThinkLA |
Ben Sarmiento | VP Sales, Auto | Eyeview |
Frank Scherma | President/Exec. Producer | Radical Media | LinkedIn
Leisha Bereson | VP, Group Dir., Programmatic | Canvas Worldwide | LinkedIn