Welcomes Mentees!

Dear Mentee-To-Be:

Thank you for your interest in joining PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter’s Mentorship Program. Being a Mentee is exciting and energizing. Every year 200 participants join this program and mentees move closer to realizing their professional goals under the guidance of seasoned mentors.

Application Form

Reserve your Spot Now!

Be a part of this career changing opportunity.

Guideline for Mentees

Mentees have an option to choose between 1:1 mentorship or Group Mentorship - Mentorship Circles.
You can choose for 1:1 Mentorship if you are clear and confident about what you would like to explore or gain from your mentorship experience.  If you choose to apply for 1:1 mentorship, the Mentorship Team will pair you with a Mentor who closely aligns with your niche needs. 
If you have an idea of why you need mentorship but would also like to explore or learn about topics that some of the other mentees are exploring, you can join the Mentorship Circles. Participating in a Mentorship Circle will allow you to hone and expand your knowledge of a specific topic while learning alongside fellow professionals in a group setting for the duration of 10 weeks. Your Mentor will guide you throughout the 10 week cohort. If you choose to apply for Mentorship Circle, the Mentorship Team will pair you with a Mentor who is open to mentor 2 to 4 mentess at a time. You will be engaged with a Mentorship Circle based on your topic of interest and years of experience. 
In order to ensure you maintain a high energy level and make the most of your relationship with your Mentor, some of the keys to your success will include, but are not limited to:


  • Commitment to the relationship
    • Minimum 1 hour per week meeting with your Mentor (and fellow Mentees)
    • Attendance for the Cohort Kick-Off and Appreciation events. 
    • Set aside valuable time and maintain your commitment to the program and mentorship relationship.
  • Owning the Relationship
    • Come to the relationship with an organized list of ideas and topics you would like to cover.
    • The Mentorship Program will provide guidelines. However, it is great if you bring your own thoughts and individual needs to work on within the guidelines.
  • Preparedness
    • Come prepared to your pre-scheduled meetings to make the most out of your and your Mentor’s time. The more you put into the preparation, the more you’ll get out of it.
    • Ask thoughtful questions as they will foster great answers from your Mentor.
  • Leave your ego behind
    • Be open to feedback and be ready to be coached.
    • Be willing to have open and honest discussions.
    • It is ok to push back when necessary, but do so in a tactful and respectful manner, as this is part of growth and required in business.
  • Being prepared to learn and grow
    • Be open to learning, taking advice, and growing.
    • Do not come to the meetings and simply be a “yes” person.
  • Have realistic expectations
    • Your Mentor will not be able to open every door for you, but being open and honest about what you expect to get from the partnership will go a long way in ensuring you get the most out of your mentoring relationship.
  • Showing gratitude towards your Mentor
    • Do not be afraid to let your Mentor know how much you’re enjoying working with him or her as they appreciate getting feedback as well.

What is a Mentorship Circle?

  • 1 Mentorship Circle = 1 Mentor to 4 Mentees (max.) 
  • Each Mentorship Circle Cohort is 10 weeks long
  • Circles are topic and industry-based - Learn about the Mentorship Program Structure 

What is 1:1 Mentorship?

  • 1:1 Mentorship = 1 Mentor to 1 Mentee
  • 1:1 Mentorship is 10 weeks long 

What are the benefits of a Mentorship Circle? 

  • Hone and expand your knowledge of a specific topic 
  • Learn by discussions with your fellow professionals under the guidance of your experienced Mentor 
  • Build a network of like-minded professionals
  • Earn PDUs for your participation 

How do I register for a Mentorship in 2024?

  • Register Now! 
    • Complete the registration form
    • Complete the matching application form
      • Indicate your preferred topic and industry of interest
      • Indicate if you are seeking to join a mentorship circle or 1:1 mentorship 
      • Share years of experience in the topics of interest


  • We will do our best to match you to a Mentor or Mentorship Circle based on your preference.
  • Matches are subject to change and will depend on the available Mentors. 

We do hope you enjoy and get the most out of your experience in the PMI-SF Bay Area chapter’s Mentorship Program. It can’t be said enough, the more you put into your relationship with your Mentor, the more you will get out of it to grow, learn, and reach your goals. Welcome, and we hope you have a great 2024.

Thank you,

PMI-SF Bay Area Mentorship Program