Speed Mentoring is a riff on speed dating that allows early career professionals (or those looking to make a change or re-enter the workplace) to meet multiple mentors in a short time. Have you ever wished you could have 10 minutes for advice with an experienced professional outside your immediate circle of contacts? This is a great way to make that happen! You will have the opportunity to meet with up to 8 different mentors on a variety of topics and ask them questions and hopefully meet your new mentor.
Meet these mentors:
Liz Pocock, StartUp Tucson – Networking & Soft Skills – Tips to open a conversation – How to walk in and not be intimidated.
Linda Drake, Trailblazer Business Advisors – Difficult conversations in the work place and when to speak up.
Ana Greif, Pima Community College – What does “professional” look like? What do you project/how do you appear to others?
Amanda Holbert, PSE – How to sell yourself to your industry.
Tricia Beck, Beck Leadership – Leadership & Managment Skills – how to lead as a woman.
Kara Festa, Kara Diane Coaching & Consulting – Changing career directions and when to move on from your current position.
Tiana Ronstadt, Power Woman Investing – Money – how to get it (target salary, raises)
Julie Bonner, FreeFall Aerospace – Branding – how to maximize your brand online and in person
Speed Networking is also a riff on speed dating that allows any-stage career professionals to quickly meet and make connections with other professionals in a variety of industries. Participants greet each other in a series of brief exchanges during a set period of time. We will provide some “starter” questions for participants to use if they can’t think of their own. Be prepared to share your professional background and professional goals.
There will also be a general networking session. No limit on the networking!
Bring your business cards!
$35 AZTC Members, $45 non-members, $10 for students with current ID
*Cost includes 1 drink ticket and appetizers.
3:00 – 3:30pm | Registration
3:30 – 3:40pm | Welcome and Introductions
3:45 – 5:00pm | Speed Mentoring, Speed Networking, General Networking