The WICT RM Mentoring provides a forum for entry to mid-level industry professionals to gain confidence, develop presentation/speaking and networking skills, and emphasize overall personal development.
Over the course of four monthly sessions, the program’s primary focus is on building a brand. We educate and assist the mentees on their own personal and professional brand development and go into the specifics on why personal and professional brands are important and how to continually improve them. We also teach the essentials of personal and professional elevator pitches for specific situations such as interviews, meeting with higher-level peers, or while networking, which allows the participants to hone their public speaking skills by experimenting and practicing in a safe space.
Concurrently, mentees and their assigned mentors meet monthly (at a minimum) on their own time to work on mutually-agreed-upon goals and/or projects.