BAARC offers two mentor programs. One for industry professionals and another for university students.
Professional Mentor Program Details
For the next upcoming Mentoring Group, BAARC is seeking approximately 10-15 mentors and 10-15 mentees from media companies, digital firms, ad agencies, media agencies, marketing organizations, etc. Some of these individuals will come from industry partners like STAR, SFBig, Greater SF Ad Club – so it will be a very diverse group to make the learning experience as rewarding as possible. Each Mentoring Pair will be matched according to common objectives and interests, and there is a structured curriculum including monthly group sessions with facilitated meetings and activities.
Time commitment: You will be expected to attend one Group Session per month – these meetings are mandatory. All sessions will be 1.5 hours and will be on Tuesdays. You will also be expected to meet weekly one-on-one with your mentor or mentee, and to complete a few required elements like a Mentoring Agreement, a Matching Application, and a post-program Survey. The time commitment required is approximately 16 weeks.
Please note that there will be a $10 cost to administer the online test Strengthfinder as part of the program. Do not, however, allow this to deter you from participating. If it’s an issue, we will find a solution.
Here’s what a couple of our past participants said about the program:
“The BAARC Mentoring Program helped me not only further my career but also to expand my knowledge to other areas in the advertising industry. I now feel more integrated into the community and made some fantastic connections!” Media Manager – Mentee
“I was honored to be a part of the BAARC mentoring program. Helping my mentee and watching her achieve her goal of being an outside sales pro was inspiring and rewarding!” Digital Sales Manager – Mentor
If you are interested, the next step would be to submit an application to help pair you with a mentor or mentee.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more – and join!
Young Professional Mentor Program
BAARC and AD2SF are proud to announce that we have a new mentorship program coming to the Bay Area. We will match undergrad seniors or recent graduates with young professionals that are 2-4 years in their career. The program will start this Fall and we are currently looking for mentors and mentees. The program will consist of a monthly group meeting.
Below are some requirements.
• Undergrad senior or recent graduate from SF State or UC Berkeley.
• Has had at least one internship.
• Wants to work/works in ad agencies, media agencies, digital firms, public relations, broadcasting, social media, marketing, etc.
• Young professional 2-5 years in their career.
• Works in an ad agencies, media agencies, digital firms, public relations, broadcasting, social media, marketing, etc.