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Mentor Connect

Mentor Connect supports opportunity and advancement for new communication professionals.

PRSA supports professionals and students by connecting them with experienced specialists who will coach, lead and advise them through Mentor Connect. Following the launch of the pilot program in August 2020, Mentor Connect will be made available to the broader membership in winter 2020/2021.

Mentor Connect uses the MyPRSA platform to help PRSA and PRSSA members build connections and form mentoring relationships with each other. Mentees will use the mentor directory to find a mentor who is able to guide them towards their professional goals. Anyone can benefit from having a mentor, no matter your career stage, as long as you have the commitment to grow and desire to connect.

Both mentors and mentees will have access to dedicated MyPRSA communities to learn, share resources and knowledge, and provide feedback about their experience.

When will the program launch?
  • Mentor registration began on January 4, 2021.
  • Mentee registration will begin on February 1, 2021.
  • Mentees who are eligible under the pilot program criteria are able to register at any time.
How to participate:
  • Mentors will be able to sign up beginning the week of January 4.
  • Mentees will be able to sign up beginning the week of February 1.
  • Mentors will be required to attend a recorded training webinar  before enrolling. 

Participants will be required to sign a participation agreement outlining the goals and structure of the relationship. Participants must be active PRSA or PRSSA members.

If you’re interested in participating as a mentor or mentee, or have any questions, please contact Susan Belanich at susan.belanich@prsa.org

Potential mentors can apply using the mentor application form.

 

Mentor Application

Are you a current PRSA member?

Have you completed the required mentor training?

 
If matched with a mentee, I commit to meeting with them once a month for six months for a one-hour meeting, unless we mutually agree to a different schedule.