MEDA Mentorship Connection - Mentees
The MEDA Mentorship Connection program will provide you with the opportunity to learn from a leader in the economic development industry via one-on-one interaction.
Samantha Seimer, Econoimc Development Director, City of Farmingon Hills, and Emerging Leaders Co-Chair, listed "Five Reasons A Mentor is Important to Your Economic Development Career" in her MEDA Blog. Per Sam, "No two career paths to economic development look identical. Having a trusted and seasoned colleague to guide you throughout your career path is important to prepare you for success. Whether you are still in school, or in the early stages of your career and seeking a better understanding of working in the industry, MEDA’s Emerging Leaders Network can help you find a mentorship that best fits your goals."
How to Ask for a Mentor
Before the Ask
- Be prepared to explain your interest in economic development. It is a common question.
- Prepare/update your resume, double-checking for misspelled words or grammar errors. PRO TIP: Provide a clean LinkedIn profile link with your resume.