Mentors and Protégés: Start Your Engines!

TAPPI is pleased to announce a new, valuable platform exclusively for members: Mentor Match

TAPPI Connect Mentor Match connects students and young professionals (protégés) with experienced professionals (mentors) to share resources and experiences, and work together to achieve professional and personal goals.  

Protégés can utilize Mentor Match to ask technical questions or seek advice on business interactions or career paths.  Mentors can help new engineers learn key technical concepts, identify useful technical resources, and give advice on career development.

The first round of sign-ups is underway! 

  • Mentors can sign up now through April 26, 2017.
  • Protégé sign up takes place April 23 to May 10, 2017.

Why use Mentor Match? It offers a real world education that is often not available in academic settings, and creates connections that are not often available on job sites.

What is a Protégé? A young professional or student.

What is a Mentor? A professional with 5+ years job experience that is willing to help guide and enlighten future industry experts.

How long does this match last?  Mentor Matches will be connected for approximately six months and participants can communicate however they choose; through TAPPI Connect, phone, Skype or email.  



What time commitment is involved?  We recommend that mentors and protégés spend one hour per month communicating.   

How to you get started? Learn more about Mentor Match at TAPPI Connect, TAPPI's new platform to collaborate, share knowledge, problem solve and expand your personal and professional networks.



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