CFA Society Chicago
Mentorship Program Overview
2021 – 2022 Schedule – Enrollment is Closed
Mentor Profile Collection: November 17, 2021 – December 17, 2021
Mentee Application Collection: November 17, 2021 – December 17, 2021
Only CFA charterholders that are current with their CFA Society Chicago dues will be considered for program selection.
Mentee Application Selection: December 17, 2021 – January 5, 2022
The Mentorship Program Subcommittee will select mentees through a blind application review process. Selection and pairing notification emails will be sent out on January 7, 2022.
Mentor-Mentee Matching: December 17, 2021 – January 5, 2022
Mentor-Mentee matches will be made by the Mentorship Program subcommittee and will consider similarities in professional backgrounds/interests, stated goals for the program, pairing preferences submitted to the subcommittee following mentee and mentor reviews of program participant bios and meeting location/timing preferences or restrictions.
Program Orientation: January 19, 2022
CFA Society Chicago will host a networking event that will include a program overview presentation and opportunity for Mentor-Mentee pairs to meet and begin planning for the program.
Program Duration: 6 months from Orientation Meeting (January 2022 through July 2022)
Suggested Meeting Schedule: 1 Mentee-Mentor Mixer + 1 Meeting/Month + optional attendance at one non-Mentorship Program CFA event together
CFA Society Chicago will hold a networking event in July to wrap up the mentorship program including tips for the future and feedback.
Suggested Meeting Topics
- Meeting #1 – Continued Introductions & Discussion of Goals for Program
- Meeting #2 – Professional Growth
- Meeting #3 – Work/ Life Balance
- Meeting #4 – Leadership/Team Work
- Meeting #5 – Upcoming Professional Challenges
Participants (subject to change based on response rates):
- Mentors: 20-25 (Experienced CFA Society Chicago Members)
- Mentees: 20-25 (Selected through application process)
Opportunity to share your expertise and to collaborate with more junior colleagues.
Gain a longer term perspective on how you want to navigate your career.
You may only apply for one, mentor or mentee. Please note the application process is now closed.