The DC PBK Mentorship Network program focuses on connecting DC PBK Association members with one another to not only share professional advice, but also to foster the intellectual curiosity that brings the Phi Beta Kappa community together at its core. Through structured one-on-one relationships, the Mentorship Network aims to catalyze learning relationships among DC PBK Association members, strengthening the personal and professional lives of individuals and their connections to the Association. (Have questions? See the FAQ.)
How is the program structured?
The DC PBK Mentorship Network offers several ways for members to connect. Our core program has been a six-month structured mentorship program. In Spring 2018, we are launching a new 10-month program so that participants can have a longer, more enriching experience! The Network also offers opportunities for one-time networking and information interview matches.
Our core program seeks to match members based on three categories: new professional, young professional, and experienced professional. Keeping in mind that the chemistry for a good mentorship relationship differs from match to match, we endeavor to make the following types of mentorship matches within these categories:
PEER MENTOR MATCHES between young professionals
MENTOR/MENTEE MATCHES between young professionals and new professionals
EXPERIENCED MENTOR/MENTEE MATCHES between experienced professionals and young or new professionals
All interested DC PBK members can apply for the program via an online application (link posted above when the application process is open). Once matches are made, matched participants will be provided with a mentorship agreement and other resources to aid them as they begin their mentorship relationship.