CONNECT & INSPIRE mentorship program pairs established marketing experts with future marketing leaders to facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Enrollment is now open for CONNECT & INSPIRE!

(Note: Application requires a Gmail account • Questions?

AMA Triangle Mentorship Program

Gain access to key opinion leaders and top marketing talent through unparalleled networking opportunities.

Why get involved?

Our goal is to make mentorship a fun and easy process. We do the matchmaking and hold several events for each cohort, including a kickoff and graduation ceremony.

Even if you only have an hour a month, you can still make a difference through mentorship. We invite you to find out how.

Want to get started? Check out our Protégé Conversation Starter Guide.


The value of a mentor who can help cultivate leadership skills one-on-one in real-time, reduce the anxiety in taking big steps, and focus leaders on achieving their goals – is huge. But finding the right mentor can be challenging…AMA Triangle is here to help!


  • Gain knowledge and experience to advance your career
  • Access to mentors from a variety of industries to best suit your needs
  • Enhance your confidence
  • Challenge yourself to set higher goals, take risks, and achieve at higher levels
  • Receive individual recognition, encouragement, and professional advice
  • Learn and enhance your leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Exposure yourself to diverse perspectives, experiences, and resources
  • Grow your personal network


  • Collegiate-level protégés should be undergraduates in their senior year with an interest in marketing or a related field
  • Professional-level protégés should have a minimum of one year of industry experience (regardless of age or education)




Mentoring is a two-way street where both participants give and take, learn & grow, and enhance their professional skills. It’s also a great way to give back to the community while gaining a different perspective from up-and-coming marketers.


  • Gain a fresh perspective
  • Build valuable, long-lasting relationships while expanding your network
  • Support and foster the next generation of marketers
  • Contribute to your own personal and professional growth
  • Gain exposure to new and emerging talent pools
  • Enhance your coaching, leadership, management and recruiting skills
  • Help emerging professionals develop to their potential


  • Must have at least five years continuous, professional experience



Five Things to Know About CONNECT & INSPIRE

  1. Investment:
    • Free for AMA Triangle members, NC collegiate AMA chapter members, and mentors
    • $49 non-refundable fee for professional-level, non-member protégés
    • $29 non-refundable fee for collegiate-level protégés not in a collegiate chapter, which includes a 1 year membership to AMA Triangle
  2. Requirements:
    • Mentors = 5+ years of experience
    • Protégés = 1 year of experience – or – senior year of undergrad
  3. Matching:
    • We’ve developed a 3-point matching system that’s designed to create a genuine connection based on personality, skills, and goals. To get started, check out our Protege Conversation Starter Guide
  4. Flexibility:
    • Every mentor/protégé pair is unique, so we encourage each pair to develop their own schedules to determine when, how frequently, and what methods of communication they’ll use
  5. Timing:
    • The program will begin with a kick-off event where our participants will meet in a speed dating session to determine personality matches.
    • Those results will be paired with resumes + applications over the next week or so to determine mentor/protégé pairs.
    • From there, mentor/protégé pairs will meet according to their schedules and we’ll check in periodically, just to make sure things are going smoothly.
    • We’ll also provide plenty of resources and networking opportunities with the whole CONNECT & INSPIRE program.
    • Finally, we’ll wrap the program up in June with a CONNECT & INSPIRE Graduation to celebrate your incredible journey with your partner throughout the year.

Have questions? We're happy to help!