FCS opens enrollment in new Mentoring Program

The FCS is thrilled to announce the launch of our first-ever formal Mentoring program for our members. 

The FCS Mentoring program will match mentees and mentors based on their career goals and mentor experience and interests.  Applications for both roles are open now and will close on August 12th (no exceptions!).  The mentoring will begin in September with a kick-off get-together for all participants.

Our Mentoring program is chaired by FCS Board Directors Karen List and Paul Leibowitz.  Karen commented, “Mentoring is so important to our learning and growth within the financial industry as well as a key component to furthering the education of our members.”

Mentors of all levels are encouraged to get involved. Paul said, “For a mentor, the benefits are numerous.  You have the opportunity to give back by one-on-one mentoring to a fellow member who’s seeking guidance on their career path. It’s your chance to flex your coaching skills. Plus you’ll learn from your mentee.”

“For the mentee,” Karen explained, “this is a unique opportunity to be mentored by a more senior executive in marketing, media and communications.  You’ll be able to hone your industry knowledge as well as your skills in project management, negotiating, whatever your career ambitions are.”

The time commitment for the program is only one hour per month,  starting in September 2019 and ending in June 2020. Karen confirmed, “You can easily make this work by meeting in-person, by phone or even Skype and Facetime, whatever’s best for the mentoring pair.”

The size of the program will be based on the number of qualified applicants and pairing compatibility, which will consider career aspirations and development goals.

HOW TO APPLY

Mentees should follow this link and complete the required information.

Mentors should follow this link and complete the required information.

The mentoring program is open to current FCS Members only. Membership must remain current through June 2020. To enroll or renew your Membership, click here.

Mentoring pairings are based on the number of qualified applicants and their pairing compatibility.  Application is not a guarantee of placement.

The FCS Mentoring Committee will be matching mentors and mentees during August, with final pairings communicated by month-end.  Participants will be invited to a free kick-off event in September.

Reminder:  Deadline to apply is AUGUST 12th.  No exceptions can be made.

Questions can be directed to Committee Co-Chairs Karen List. or Paul Leibowitz.

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