May 31, 2013, Washington, D.C. – PAAIA has opened the application process for its 2013-2014 Mentorship Program. The program represents one of PAAIA’s core tenets – to help a new generation shine by tapping into the talent, industriousness, and generosity of our community and professional leaders. Some of this year’s distinguished mentors include Cyrus Habib, Maz Jobrani, Karim Sadjadpour, and Dr. Firouz Naderi, among many others.
Many young adults, taking their first steps into the professional world, do not have access to the experience and counsel that is necessary to make career decisions that will bring them real happiness and satisfaction, and let them achieve their fullest potential. In recognition of this, PAAIA launched the Mentorship Program in the spring of 2010. The program matches and connects young mentees with experienced mentors for a dialogue which shows them the path to fulfilling their destinies.
The program, which runs from September to June of each year, gives the younger generation access to industry leaders from across the nation. The all-volunteer PAAIA mentors are recruited from among the organization’s members and associates. The mentees are selected through an application process and are matched with a mentor for one-on-one meetings. Many past mentees have said that they obtained new and priceless insights from the program that have helped them make better decisions when faced with choices and/or challenges , both professional and personal.
This year, the program includes a dazzling array of mentors, with a wide range of ages and work experience, thus allowing more of our youth access to a dialogue around about how to identify and pursue their dream careers and professions. Junior mentors, while not junior in terms of experience, will be matched with mentees closer in age, so there is a sense of comradeship with the younger mentees seeking guidance and advice.
This year’s application process to be a PAAIA mentee will be open until August 2, 2013. Click here to view this year’s list of mentors and apply to be a PAAIA mentee.