There are seven big problems every marketer will face, and one problem everyone—no matter what your industry—will face, says Professor Bernard Jaworski, the Peter F. Drucker Chair in Management and the Liberal Arts at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.

Of all the daunting social issues for a young non-profit to tackle, educational access is as tough as they come. Students want to go to college, but the cost of higher education makes it difficult for many to complete a degree. While previous generations reminisce about summers spent working to pay for undergrad courses, new enrollees would have to work 22-hour days to cover the average college costs. No easy feat on a camp counselor’s schedule.

The extended deadline for the 2017-2018 AMA Houston Mentorship Program is October 9, so there’s no time to doubt whether you have what it takes to mentor some of Houston’s brightest young marketers. If you aren’t sure you have what it takes to lead, read one mentor’s thought process and how his concerns contributed to his achievements. You don’t need to be a traditional marketer to give someone the boost they need. Your journey as a mentor could change a life, and end up changing you as well.

Scott Wagner is an AMA Houston Board Member. He serves as Director of Database and CRM Management. Here is his story on success and achievement through the AMA Houston Mentorship Program:

With the AMA Houston Mentorship Program deadline fast approaching (October 9), we know you’ll enjoy real-life insight from past mentees and mentors on what it’s like to be in the program. Today, Mariam Ottun, AMA Houston volunteer and a 2016-2017 mentee, shares her experience from last year’s program:

What made you apply to become a mentee?

I applied for the program because I felt I needed a little bit of hand holding when it came to my career in marketing. I was excited for the opportunity to meet someone who was where I would like to be and help me map out how I could get there. I applied to the program twice. The first time was during my last year in undergrad, but I didn’t get in at that time. After I graduated and landed my first job I decided to apply again, and this time my application was accepted.

Deadline to submit your entry is Friday, September 29, at 11:59 p.m.

If you haven’t completed your entry for Marketer of the Year (MOTY), AMA Houston can help you move forward with these easy steps to submitting your (possibly award-winning) campaign. We don’t work alone, and we don’t expect you to either. No one understands the benefits of teamwork better than we do, except maybe the past winners of MOTY.

Use these steps to guide you as you become that much closer to being announced Marketer of the Year. And visit the AMA Houston Blog and amamoty.org for more resources to help you with your submission. 

Guest Post By: Christian Brown, Co-Founder/Owner at BrightCatch Media

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