XPERIENCE Mentorship Program

SMPS Utah XPERIENCE Mentorship Program

Share your experience, learn from experience, and enjoy the experience as you connect with fellow chapter members and build connections for a lifetime.

The XPERIENCE Mentor-Protégé program is now accepting applications

If you are a seasoned marketer looking to refresh your passion for the industry and invest in our industry’s future, or if you are starting your career and looking for ways to grow in the industry, this is the program for you. The program is an embodiment of the commitment of the Utah Chapter of SMPS to assist all A/E/C marketers in their personal growth and professional development. This program is available for entry and senior-level professional services marketers to further their growth. 

How the XPERIENCE mentoring program works

XPERIENCE is a year-long mentorship program aimed at supporting member growth and development while also providing sustainability for the future of the A/E/C industry here in Utah. Through this program, mentee applicants will be matched with a mentor and encouraged to engage in monthly meetings to establish career track goals, work through current challenges, and be inspired to grow in their profession. It also includes quarterly homework to help strengthen the bond between the pairings and provide goals and deliverables to help keep both parties accountable to each other.

Mentees will have the opportunity to glean knowledge of the industry, understand the inner workings of marketing and business development, and reach personal development goals. Mentors will have the opportunity to practice their management and leadership skills as well as share their expert knowledge of the A/E/C industry.

This year-long program requests pairings to meet monthly. Suggested homework assignments are provided to keep both parties accountable to each other, and to keep the meetings productive. An example assignment is to create a personal strategic plan. Mentors and mentees will be invited for a mid-year meet-up where pairings can share what is working well and provide ideas to finish the year strong. A celebration will be held at the end of the year for all participants.

All prospective mentors and mentees must complete the application form to assist the committee in matching mentor/mentee pairs. A professional resume or complete LinkedIn profile should be submitted along with the application.

At the end of the year, the continuation of the pairing will be up to the individuals and not guided by SMPS Utah. Mentors and mentees can sign up for another pairing each year if they wish.

Are you a CPSM looking for annual Continuing Education Units (CEUs)? Mentors and mentees can earn CEUs towards annual CPSM recertification. Eligible program activities may include in-person meeting time and research or preparation time for that meeting. XPERIENCE is a unique opportunity to give back to your SMPS Utah community and earn CEU hours at the same time.

ELIGIBILITY

Mentees: Marketing professionals who are currently in positions at firms in the A/E/C industry and who are currently SMPS Utah members. Mentees:

  • want to grow personally and develop professionally
  • want to become courageous leaders in their firms
  • want to take charge of managing their career path
  • are ready for the next challenge in their work life
  • will take responsibility to connect with their mentors on a regular basis

Mentors:  Senior and mid-level marketing or business development professionals with a minimum of 10 years of experience at A/E/C industry firms and who are current SMPS Utah members. Mentors:

  • are eager to share their experiences and wisdom
  • listen well and are great cheerleaders
  • can positively influence and foster another's growth
  • will commit their time and expertise for the program year
  • will earn valuable hours toward the pursuit of SMPS Fellowship

APPLICATION DEADLINE – January 29, 2021

Click HERE to apply for the 2021 XPERIENCE Program

**If you apply, please save Wednesday, February 17th, 4-6 pm to attend the virtual XPERIENCE Mentorship Program Kick-Off Event. An invite with details will be sent out at the beginning of February.