Informational Connections (Mentorship)*
CWAM’s approach to mentorship is to create an informational connection between museum professionals and EMPs, students, or professionals considering a change in career path.
At the Annual Meeting Welcome Reception, EMPs, students, or professionals considering a change in career path can sign up to be introduced to a professional in their area of interest. It is a low key and friendly way to start the meeting and make a professional connection. Mentors help orient newcomers to the meeting and chat with mentees regarding professional interests. It is a wonderful networking opportunity and a friendly way to start the meeting.
Throughout the Year
Process: The potential mentee emails the Networking Facilitator and requests to make a connection. The Facilitator will reach out to professionals (mentors) in the area of interest. Once the Facilitator has someone lined up, then the Facilitator will share the mentor’s contact information with the mentee. It is then up to the mentee to initiate the conversation with the mentor.
Mentees: Emerging professionals, students, or professionals considering a change in career path.
Mentors: Museum professionals who would like to share their knowledge and help a student, emerging professional, or professional changing careers find their way.
Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a mentee or mentor.
*Note: this is an opportunity to learn more about career paths and make connections, but it is not a job or volunteer service. For job opportunities please see the CWAM job posting page, and for volunteer opportunities, please check out the museums in your area.