2017 Mentorship Program: Mentors and Mentees Needed, Deadline March 8

Are you a PR professional with more than 5 years of experience who can share the knowledge you have gained with an up-and-coming PR practitioner? Or maybe you are new to PR with less than 5 years of experience and want to learn more about the industry from an experienced professional. Either way, the 2017 New Pros Mentorship program wants you!

Our mentorship program matches a new PR professional who is eager to learn the tricks of the trade with a PR veteran who can provide them with guidance and advice.

The fall program will run from March to May 2017 with one activity scheduled per month. Activities will be announced once mentors and mentees are matched.

Mentor candidates should expect an estimated time commitment of 8-10 hours over three months, including an initial meet-and-greet to launch the program in mid-March (date, time and location TBA). After mentors and mentees meet, the majority of the communication will be conducted via phone or email, but participants are encouraged to meet face-to-face as well.

For Mentors:
Interested in sharing your PR knowledge with a new pro? Please fill out the simple Mentor Questionnaire by March 8 and contact the Mentor Program Co-Chair Kenny Moore with any questions. Once your information is submitted, you will be paired with a mentee and will receive additional information about the program activities.

For Mentees:
Are you a new PR practitioner who wants to gain industry knowledge from this program?  If so, please complete an application and send your responses, along with an up-to-date resume, to Mentor Program Co-Chair Kelly Gardner by March 8, 2017.

Can’t make our spring program? Not to worry! The PRSA New Pros Committee will be running a fall mentorship program from September to November. Check back later for details.


The New Professionals Group, known as “New Pros,” is designed for professionals in the public relations industry with less than five years’ experience. Also welcome are individuals from related fields and anyone trying to break into the public relations field.

The PRSA New Pros group helps members learn how to excel in their public relations careers by offering opportunities to connect with professional colleagues and industry peers through networking events, educational programs and social activities.

For additional information about PRSA and the New Pros Group, visit the New Pros page on the PRSA SD/IC website.

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