Join the APA-IL Mentoring program and make a difference in a fellow planner's career. The program relies entirely on professional volunteers who are interested in mentoring a local protégé. The Mentoring Program tries to make this relationship as easy as possible by matching you with a protégé with similar interests and willing to meet at times and locations convenient for you. Here are just some of the reasons APA-IL members have signed up to be a mentor:
"I'm interested in helping the next generation of planners to find their career path, as well as extend my own networking circle."
"I had an outstanding professional mentor early in my career, and I would like to pay it forward."
"I think it is an interesting way to help someone get a start, develop contacts, and share experiences. I also think we are constantly learning, and by talking to someone who is being exposed to the latest subjects and trends, it will help me stay current.”
To apply, take 5 minutes to fill out the 2015 Mentor Application. If you have registered to be a mentor in the past and are still interested in participating, please fill out the 2015 Application. We want to make sure your information is current - thank you!