The undergraduate school system is filled with teachers, coaches, and academic advisors as mentors to provide counsel or advice on the future. In fact, the word “mentor” gets its origins from the trusted teacher and charge for Odysseus’ son, Telemachus, in Homer’s “The Odyssey.”
However, as you graduate from college and transition into professional life, those close, advising relationships becomes an even more crucial concept for success. Not all companies have onboarding programs that assign mentors, and it can be intimidating to approach people you admire from other companies to form an authentic connection.
That’s why PPRA revived its Mentoring Program: to more easily and formally link specialists of varying years’ experience or different areas of the communication industry to enhance our member’s relationships, knowledge and skill.
Boasting some of the most talented practitioners in Philadelphia PR, our Mentoring Program is a huge advantage for students and young professionals trying to establish themselves in the communications industry. The best practices, insights and networking provided through your mentor can truly make the difference between a mediocre career in PR and a stellar, successful one.
We encourage you to take advantage of this membership benefit by downloading the sign-up form now. If you’re not a member yet but would like to become one to gain access to the program, check out our brochure and join today!
This post was written by PPRA member Christine Guerrini. Christine is a corporate communications specialist at Aramark, where she provides reputation management, media relations and social media expertise. Connect with Christine on Twitter (@CMGuerrini) or http://www.linkedin.com/in/christineguerrini.