We are currently recruiting mentees and mentors for the 2020 Mentorship Program. Just fill out the application below!

CIMA is running a mentorship program this fall for undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago area, actively studying or working in marketing/communications. The CIMA Mentorship Program is designed to promote the growth and development of our members and young professionals through a one-on-one, nurturing, mutually stimulating and confidential environment. The program is free and you are not required to be a member of CIMA to participate.

The three month program, running October 7, 2020 – January 20, 2021, connects experienced leaders with aspiring talent. Together the pair will work together to pinpoint and resolve core challenges that can best benefit from the Mentor’s experience. Regardless of age or tenure, each participant has something of value to offer. This dynamic allows for real-life wisdom and experience to inform the real-life challenges faced by our up and coming mentees.

We are really excited to offer this program and happy to answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in being involved as either a CIMA Mentee or Mentor, or you would like to work on the committee running the Mentorship Program, please contact Karla Wagner, Program Director, at kwagner@chicagoima.org

For Mentees

Applications due June 15, 2020

You are invited to participate in the Chicago Interactive Marketing’s Association’s New Mentorship Program, providing you the opportunity to connect one-on-one with a mid to senior-level digital marketing professional with your area of expertise.

To participate as a mentee in the CIMA Mentorship Program, individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student in the Chicago area actively studying or working in marketing/communications.
  • Available October 2020 – January 2021
    • Attend a Kick-Off Meeting on October 7 with all mentors and mentees
    • Spend two plus hours per month with mentor
    • Participate in three surveys (pre, mid, and post program)
    • Attend a Wrap-Up Party on January 20 to share feedback and key learnings

 

Click here to submit your Mentee Application

For your convenience, attached is a mentee flyer to circulate at your company or school.

CIMA Mentee Flyer

 

For Mentors

Applications due July 1, 2020

You are invited to participate in the CIMA Mentorship Program. We are seeking mid to senior- level professionals to mentor local marketing/communications students as part of a new initiative, running October 2020 through January 2021.

The CIMA Mentorship Program will pair you with a mentee interested in your area of expertise to mentor over three months, providing you with the opportunity to help guide the future of our industry.

The CIMA Mentorship opportunity is a volunteer position with the following requirements:

  • Mid to senior- level professional actively working in a digital marketing-related role
  • Available October 2020 – January 2021
    • Attend a Kick-Off Meeting on October 7 with all mentors and mentees
    • Dedicate a minimum of two hours per month with mentee (first meeting must be in person)
    • Participate in three surveys (pre, mid, post program)
    • Attend a Wrap-Up Party on January 20, 2021 to share feedback and key learnings

 

Click here to submit your Mentor Application

For your convenience, attached is a mentor flyer to circulate at your company.

CIMA Mentor Flyer