TAPPI Connect's Mentor Match unites Mentors and Protégés to share resources and experiences while working together to achieve professional and personal goals. Mentor Match will offer flexibility and creativity for better professional development.
To be involved in the program, you must submit an application through TAPPI CONNECT as either a mentor or a protégé. Once the application is submitted, you will be added to the appropriate directory on TAPPI CONNECT. You can then view and sort through profiles to find your perfect match based on job role, location, years of experience, etc. When you find someone you are interested in working with, you can then reach out via email (outside the system) to find out if there is a mutual interest. We do our best to accommodate everyone and suggest that Mentors have no more than 3 Protégés at a time to avoid work overload.
Mentor Match is open to any current TAPPI member or nonmember.
A Mentor is an experienced and trusted adviser within a TAPPI associated industry who will support a Protégé through achieving a professional or personal goal. The Mentor will share and receive resources, advice and teachings with a Protégé.
A Protégé is guided and supported by a more experienced person within the industry they are interested or involved in. The Protégé can also receive and share resources, advice and teachings with a Mentor.
Mentors and protégés can signup anytime!
At the start of a mentor match, participants will join a kickoff call, and then additional meetings will take place at set intervals that are convenient to both parties to assure regular communication. Using the online application, Protégés will complete a form upfront to use as a way to focus the mentorship period. TAPPI will recommend that mentors and protégés spend one hour connecting each month. The mentoring will take place over the course of 6 months and can be extended to meet each team’s needs.
No. Thanks to TAPPI Connect, members from across the globe can easily communicate by whatever method works best for them: through TAPPI Connect, phone, video conferencing software, or email.