The Professional Development Team recently started promoting our YP/Bismarck Rotary Club Mentorship Program, which brings experienced professionals together with young professionals in the Bismarck-Mandan community. Any member of the YP Network can participate, and the deadline to apply is November 1!
The program is limited to only 10 YP members. You start by applying online (click here to apply) which includes listing your job, best days/times to meet with a mentor, hobbies, interest, and expectations for the mentor program. We also ask that you upload your resume. After receiving applicants, the Rotary Club representatives and YP leadership choose 10 members to participate in the program. You are then matched with Rotary Club members who fit well with your hobbies, interests or job industry, and everyone is invited to a “kick-off” lunch to be introduced. We then ask you to meet with your mentor at least once per month.
The Rotary Club is full of amazing and established professionals in every industry. Past mentors have even included a Supreme Court judge! How cool would that be!
Past participants in this program say it was truly an amazing experience and led to many professional opportunities. Many mentees still meet with their past mentors and maintain that relationship.
“Sharing your opinions and experiences with others in a similar field is always helpful- and always a learning experience, no matter what the ‘age’ difference is between participants. I enjoyed getting to know the Young Professional I was assigned and would recommend this program to anyone who enjoys sharing, listening, and networking.” – Jan Nelson, Rotarian and Mentorship Program Mentor
As a mentee, you will gain invaluable insight beyond your own education and experience. Give yourself the edge with the support and guidance of a mentor. Whether you need advice or a sounding board, a mentor can inspire and guide you. Once a month is a minimal time commitment for such a valuable program.
Apply today for the YP/Rotary Club mentorship program! Click here to get started!Jillian Lagasse, PD Committee Co-Lead (Photo courtesy of Stuart Miles & FreeDigitalPhotos.net)