2019 APA Iowa Mentor Match Program - Protégé Application
APA Iowa's Mentor Match program will connect you with an experienced professional to meet and network with during the APA Iowa Chapter Annual Conference in Iowa City, IA on October 9-11, 2019. Please note that mentors may have more than one protégé.

We will give you the mentor’s contact information (and he or she will be provided with yours) prior to the start of the conference. Then APA Iowa will host a meet-up orientation on Thursday, October 10th from 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. where you will have the chance to meet your mentor face-to-face and get things started. PLEASE NOTE: you MUST attend this session in order to participate. You are encouraged to contact your mentor in advance to introduce yourself.

Then, throughout the conference you may choose to connect up at various sessions, receptions and networking events. Your commitment to the program only extends through the end of the conference, unless otherwise agreed upon with your mentor.

Guidance may include (but is not limited to) the following:
-Professional development, job hunting, resume review, interview skills, understanding different career paths for planners, involvement within APA, etc.
-Making the most of networking events, meeting other members, etc.

Deadline to apply: September 20, 2019.
Matches will be announced no later than October 1, 2019.

Name: *
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Email Address: *
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City, State: *
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Best Phone Number to Contact You: *
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Are you AICP certified? *
What is the name of the university and program you currently attend or graduated from? *
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If you are currently employed in a planning-related position, where are you working and what is your role? *
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Have you participated in a mentoring program in the past? *
If yes, who was/is your mentor?
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Please describe the career stage that you are currently in. *
Are you a student? Are you a recent graduate with a few years of professional experience? Other?
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As thoroughly as possible, please describe the type of guidance / help you are seeking from your mentor. *
Are there specific areas of planning or job positions that you would like to discuss? Are you considering AICP certification? Would you like help with interview skills or resume review? We cannot guarantee a perfect match but will do our best to find a mentor that has experience or knowledge in these areas.
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Are you interested in a mock interview with your mentor? *
Describe your level of involvement with APA *
Are you active at the national, state, division or student level in some capacity? Have you attended conferences or events before?
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Do you plan to attend the Reception on Thursday evening? *
Please send a copy of your resume to APAIA.Mentor@gmail.com so that we can provide it to your mentor. Have you sent your resume? *
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