Thursday, April 23, 2015

Early Career Mentoring Applications

The Early Career Mentoring program is taking applications this week. Seeking experienced persons who are interested in expanding their network in a professional development role. Also seeking early career mentees who wish to enhance their careers through the development of a dynamic mentoring partnership. We start with a workshop in San Francisco, Saturday July 25. Please sign up at: Contact Vicky Salin for more information

  • What do you receive?
As a mentee, you are given the following opportunities to enhance your career:
  1. Identify successful mentoring connections.
  2. Gain professional support during career development, advancement and transition.
  3. Develop important relationships and contacts across AAEA, Academia and Industry.
As a volunteer mentor, you have the opportunity to share your knowledge, your experience, and your insights with the next generation of leaders working in applied economics and related fields. Mentors should have at least seven years of experience/tenure in their current profession and demonstrated excellence in their career. Past mentors have said:

“I think this program is great and I only wish I had a formal Mentor on my early days in the profession.”

“This has been a terrific opportunity for me and I am really enjoying it. As would be expected this has forced me to look at my own career and how I am working.”

“The great thing about this program is that you can spend as little, or as much time on it as you want.”
  • What is your commitment?
The 12 month commitment begins with a comprehensive matching process. Once partnerships are formed, a formal training and planning session with a professional facilitator from Dynamic Mentoring Connections will take place at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco on July 25, 2015.

The program encourages mentoring pairs to commit to a minimum of two meetings (email, phone, etc.) per month devoted to mentoring activities. Mentor pairs will determine the length and frequency of the mentoring meetings. A mid-year energizer webinar and year-end celebration will also be part of the program. Additionally, all program participants will be asked to complete program evaluations at mid, end, and 6 months after program completion.

There will be a small participation fee for mentees. We are estimating the fee for 2015 will be around $120 per participant.

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