Mentorship

AMA Houston Mentorship Program

The 2021 AMA Houston Mentorship Program has already begun! Check back in 2022 for your next chance to become a mentor or mentee.

The AMA Houston Mentorship Program brings together new and mid-career marketers seeking mentorship, and seasoned marketing experts looking to give back to their industry.

After completion of the program, we envision participants to have developed lasting professional relationships, improved AMA networking opportunities and invaluable career development strategies.

You must be an AMA Houston Chapter member to participate in the program. Become an AMA member.

What you can expect

Mentors will gain opportunities to share their career experiences, connect with future leaders in the marketing industry, and collaborate on how to find purpose and grow in your career. Applications to be a mentor are now closed for 2021.

Mentees will be able to learn from more experienced marketing professionals on how to start or further develop their career journey, identify areas for improvement of business skills and outline a road map to achieve future goals Applications to be a mentee are now closed for 2021.

How it works

  • AMA Houston chapter members interested in the program will complete an interest form. The program is open to recent college graduates, young professionals, and mid-career marketers.
  • AMA Houston chapter mentorship program chair will review applications and pair mentor with mentee.
  • Participants will need to meet with their mentor/mentee monthly during the 6-month period, and at the end of the 6-month period complete an evaluation of the program.
  • All participants will also be invited to meet during chapter events.
  • Program is limited to 10 pairs and additional interested applicants will be placed on a wait list.

Requirements for mentors

Applications to be a mentor are now closed for 2021.

  • You must be an AMA Houston member throughout the mentorship period. Not a member? Join today!
  • Complete the Mentor Interest Form by September 3, 2021.
  • Commit to participating in the mentor/mentee relationship for the full 6-month period.
  • Commit to meeting with your mentee at least once a month
  • On a monthly basis, select a discussion topic (suggestions will be provided by mentorship program chair) and suggest pre-read article for mentee
    • Discussion topics are optional and based on goals of mentee; all discussions could be open.
  • Keep all communications within your mentor/mentee relationship confidential.
  • Communicate with mentorship program chair on a monthly basis.
  • Proactively reach out to the mentorship program chair if any problems arise in your mentor/mentee relationship.
  • You must be employed in a marketing discipline, including marketing, PR, advertising, marketing research, digital marketing, direct mail, etc.

Requirements for mentees

Applications to be a mentee are now closed for 2021.

  • You must be an AMA Houston member throughout the mentorship period. Not a member? Join today!
  • Complete the Mentee Interest Form.
  • Commit to participating in the mentor/mentee relationship for the full 6-month period.
  • Schedule all meetings and meet with your mentor at least once a month.
  • Develop short- and long-term goals to provide content for your sessions.
  • Participate in discussion topics and pre-reads as suggested by mentor.
  • Utilize the mentoring program as an opportunity to gain an opinion from a marketing professional on career direction and future skills needed.
  • Share actions taken to develop career.
  • Keep all communications within your mentor/mentee relationship confidential.
  • Communicate with mentorship program chair on a monthly basis.
  • Proactively reach out to the mentorship program chair if any problems arise in your mentor/mentee relationship.