Call for Mentors for Planning Students


Remember when you were a planning student and weren’t sure which concentration to choose or how to navigate the job market? 

For the seventh year, the American Planning Association of Southeast Pennsylvania (APAPA-SE) is launching a mentor program to connect professionals in the planning field and local city planning graduate students. The program will include students from the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. This program has helped students to learn about an array of planning jobs and day to day work responsibilities of planners as well as to receive advice for navigating the job and internship search.

If you are interested in signing up to be a mentor, please fill out this form and email your resume to planningmentorpa@gmail.com.  We are asking mentors to submit materials by Wednesday, September 10th. 

Mentors agree to be available 2-3 times throughout the year to meet with students on an informal basis and will have the opportunity to meet with their mentees as well as other professional mentors at events sponsored by the APAPA-SE. The kickoff event for the mentor program this year is tentatively scheduled for the end of September or early October, and more details will follow.  You do not have to be a member of APAPA-SE to be a mentor in the program and the specifics of meetings with your mentee are up to you.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the APAPA-SE program team at planningmentorpa@gmail.com.

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