Mentor Program

Mentoring young professionals is a sure-fire way to advance your own organization and promote the future of our industry as a whole.

ABX is proud to announce the launch of the Mentor Program, designed to allow students to interact with leading Mentors from the Northeast, introducing them to ideas, disciplines and people that are outside of their normal realm.

  • Who:  Professors and Mentors who would like to present discussions with final year undergrad and graduate level Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction curriculum and various other programs at schools in the Northeast.

  • When: Thursday, November 7

  • Where: ABX19, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

  • What:  The Mentor Program is designed to allow students to interact with leading Mentors from the Northeast, introducing them to ideas, disciplines and people that are outside of their normal realm.  We will provide a bio of each Mentor to the professors and other leaders so that they may help their students choose the best discussion for their experience. Once those students have been chosen, we will also provide a short bio of each Mentee to the Mentors, so they are familiar with the group they will engage.

    Discussions will take place in round table format, with no more than 8 students assigned to each Mentor. There will be a one-hour session in the morning, and one in the afternoon. You may choose which session you would like to Mentor, or perhaps you would like to develop a two-part curriculum that stretches across both sessions.

    We will also host a 30-minute discussion on what students need to be successful in the AEC world, and invite you to participate in that as well. Perhaps you have a niche opportunity and would like to share how you got started, or you have advice on interviewing and portfolio presentation.

  • Benefits:  As a Mentor, you will receive one complimentary expo pass and a workshop of your choice. Lunch will also be available. 

  • Deadlines: The submissions will be accepted from June 14 to September 20. We will notify Mentors of their acceptance by September 27. Once Mentors are confirmed, we will reach out for a short bio to present to the Mentees and begin finalizing the discussion groups. 

Once you have decided on a discussion topic you would like to mentor, please fill out the survey by clicking below. You may submit up to three ideas for separate discussions. 

Want to participate as a Mentee?

Are you a self-motivated individual who is committed to personal and professional growth? If so, we strongly encourage you to apply to be a Mentee, where you will be matched with a seasoned professional for a day of discussion and career advice by top professionals in the Northeast.

Benefits of being a Mentee:

  • Receive insight and knowledge to help you succeed and prosper in this industry
  • Fast-track your aspirations by learning from the best in the business
  • Learn tips that will assist you in your job search  
  • Gain advice in helping you make the transition from university to the workforce
  • Build self-confidence and professional, winning behaviors

Click the link below to apply. Submissions will be accepted from July 22 to September 20. We will notify Mentees of their acceptance by September 27

For more information on joining this valuable group, email Jennifer Holden
 

Schedule | Thursday, November 7

"This profession was built on the idea of apprenticeship and therefore it's essential to provide forums where students and emerging professionals can engage with more experienced professionals to ask questions, gain insight and explore ideas."

- Jacqueline Mossman, AIA,
LEED AP, Project Architect,
Ann Beha Architects  

In addition to her design work, Jacqueline leads the Intern Development and Mentoring programs at Ann Beha Architects.  She holds both a Master Degree of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Northeastern University.  Jacqueline has taught design at Northeastern University and serves as a Guest Critic at Roger Williams University.