We are well aware being a minority in undergraduate/graduate programs, and even in workplaces, can be overwhelming. Establishing the Blacks in I/O Mentorship Program allows for, YOU, our members to interact and learn from those who look like you and/or who are in spaces you hope to reach.
"Mentorship provides access to those who might not otherwise have it...Mentorship builds up a network and opens doors to new relationships that can influence a career trajectory."
Marcus Stevenson, Salesforce
"Donald was a fantastic mentor and provided great advice for me to meet each one of my goals. He connected me to some cost-effective websites for stats and writing help and we had many great conversations about social justice in the workplace. I'd say each of my goals were successfully met."
"Cindy’s advice helped in tailoring how I would match my experience to different roles and gave me the confidence I needed to tell my story during interviews and networking events over the past year. "
"Ron has shared so much of his expertise with me and has really been instrumental in helping me navigate my role in a new position as well as helping me to define my skill sets. He has been patient and available to me in addition to our zoom meetings. There is not a time I do not email him with a question or scenario that he has not gotten back to me with substantive feedback and resources. Although the program is ending I will ask Ron to continue our Mentor/Mentee relationship as I have found it to be valuable, especially since I am still in the infancy of building my I/O career."
To participate in the mentorship program, Blacks in I/O would like to uphold the following expectations:
If you are interested in being part of the 2022 Mentorship Program, Apply now!
Program Duration: September 15, 2022 - June 2023
MENTOR Interest Survey - A Mentor is defined as a professional working in an I/O-related field and has at least 5 years of experience (or at least 2 years of PhD experience). Additionally, the mentor has a desire to serve as an educator, motivator and role model for aspiring and young I/O professionals.
MENTEE Interest Survey - A Mentee is defined as anyone who is currently an undergraduate student, graduate student or someone who has less than three years of professional experience in the field of I/O.
Application Deadline: August 15th, 2022
If there are additional questions regarding the program, please feel free to reach out to please contact Riza Leak at email@example.com.