2017-2018 Mentoring Program

Please join us this year for MPPAW’s Mentoring Program! The program matches students, early career professionals, and transitioning professionals with experienced MPPAW members working as internal or external practitioners. As in previous years, this year we have both one-on-one and group mentoring options. Participants are asked to commit to meeting once a month in person during the MPPAW “season,” partnering to set goals, and working together to achieve them.

Both 1 on 1 and group mentoring program applications are due September 22, 2017.
(link to online applications coming soon).

You can expect to see notification of your pairing or group in early October 2017 (exact date to be determined).The official 2017 mentoring program kick-off will be held Wednesday, October 18th at 5pm – 6pm, Minneapolis Courtyard Marriott (room to be determined). This meeting is mandatory for those accepted into the mentoring program for 2017 (group and 1 on 1).

***Please Note: This kick-of meeting corresponds with the social hour prior to MPPAW’s October meeting; MPPAW meetings usually take place on the third Tuesday of each month but October 2017’s meeting happens to be on a Wednesday due to hotel availability.

Past mentees have reported learning a broad variety of “lessons” from their MPPAW mentors, including:

  • Career advice
  • Networking tips
  • How to interact professionally
  • What skills to polish
  • What to look for in an internship/job

For experienced MPPAW members, mentoring offers the opportunity to:

  • Apply interpersonal skills
  • Gain coaching and leadership experience
  • Help someone newer to the field with their career goals
  • Learn about new advancements in the field
  • Build more connections

Please consider serving or participating in the MPPAW community in this unique and valuable way. An application can be completed online in less than 10 minutes. To apply for this year’s program, complete an application by September 22!

Mentees – click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xupcdlxScJbGVZFwYYRC02p5vZGHP7VHaAsc1tnhXY0/viewform?usp=send_form

Mentors – click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16Mr0exZkPLLZkpsSIMf_YVtWTZqSY1rIATbe2iDcm7w/viewform?usp=send_form


Important Dates:

  • Applications are due by September 22, 2017.
  • Mentor and mentee “matches” will be announced
  • The mentoring orientation session will be from 5-6pm on October 18th, directly before the MPPAW meeting


For more information about the program, please contact the Mentoring Program Co-Coordinators, Valerie Brophy and Briana Wright, at mppawmentoringprogram@gmail.com

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