Mentoring Program

SMPS Arizona Chapter Mentoring Program

The SMPS Arizona Mentoring Program provides opportunities for both mentors and protégés to increase their levels of professional and technical marketing skills based on one-on-one relationships and shared collective knowledge. The program encourages individual career development, personal growth, and enhanced confidence through hands-on experience.

The purpose of the program is to motivate and inspire change – to help marketers have success and progress in their careers.

Dates: September thru April

Where: ZOOM/in person combo when possible

How to Apply:

  • Both mentors and protégé’s to complete applications for matching Apply Here
  • Protégés pay a one time $50 fee


How we will Match Mentors and Protégés:

  • Create a list with bios of the possible mentors
  • Hold one speed dating event to narrow down to 3 top choices per protégé
  • Admin will make the matches based on this input


What the Program Entails:

  • 1 group meeting with presentation/discussion per month (in person if we have a large enough space to distance – by ZOOM if not)
  • May include a project site, large marketing department, or printer tour
  • A final project
  • One mentor/protégé meeting to work individual action plans per month, if so desired. (Protégés may choose to only participate in the group activities with out the personal one-on-one mentoring opportunity.)


Please contact Deirdre Gilmore at [email protected] or Kristi Bigelow at  [email protected] .