The UNI AMA mentorship program pairs striving AMA members with outstanding leadership and top professionals within the Cedar Valley in order to guide members as they transition into the thriving business world.
How It Works:
Each interested AMA member will be paired with one business professional from within the Cedar Valley. There may be some mentors that are paired with more than one member depending on the amount of interest from the AMA members.
The mentor’s duties will be as follows:
Help mentees with questions or concerns they are having
Review and help members with their current resume
Assist the members in searching for internships and/or job positions
Support students in building strong networks and alliances
Engage in meaningful discussion at least once a month
As a mentor for the UNI American Marketing Association, mentors will be required to communicate with their given mentees at least once a month. It is highly encouraged to engage in thoughtful discussion several times throughout the month to fully benefit from this mentorship program. Communication can be in the form of e-mail, telephone, or in person. The UNI AMA mentorship program will run from October 1, 2013 – May 1, 2014 and will exclude the month of December. All together this program will have a 6 month time commitment.
Benefits for the Mentor:
While there will be no monetary compensation for the mentorship program, there will be many benefits for mentors. As a mentor, individuals will have the opportunity to get to know some of the most ambitious business students from UNI. This program could help serve as a great recruiting tool for your company, and help form stronger alliances with other mentors, students, and other businesses. Mentors will have the opportunity to help students grow and shape their future success and careers. Mentors are enabling themselves to give back to the local community in a very rewarding, compassionate way. Individuals who often times mentor are noticed to be more productive, better socialized, and less stresses. Mentors are able to gather valuable perspective from younger members and gain further insight into them.