Richmond Ad Club Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program provides local undergraduate and graduate students with the unique opportunity to be paired 1:1 with a seasoned advertising professional with similar career interests.


Mentorships at a Glance

Our Mentorship Program is a free, semester-long initiative that runs year-round with two cycles: Fall Semester (October–December) and Spring Semester (February–May).


Portfolio & Resume Reviews

Arguably the most important aspect of any advertising student’s curriculum, portfolio and resume reviews can also be an intimidating part of the learning process. Ad Club Mentors can offer one-on-one check-ins with their mentees to provide tips and tricks to organize their work and experience.

Blogs & Thought Leadership Recommendations

Any seasoned advertising professional knows that finding insightful content is key to skill building and gaining new perspective. Mentors will guide their mentees to recommended blog content and other relevant thought leadership that could be pertinent to their interests.

Events, Lectures & Forums

As a young, up-and-coming advertising professional who’s also juggling schoolwork, sometimes it can be tricky to keep a finger on the pulse of the community. That’s where a mentor can come in to pass along invites to local or online events, lectures, or forums to help their mentee expand their network.

Career Guidance

Navigating the beginning of one’s career can be scary. Mentors are here to support, guide, and assist students in a variety of professional development functions—including but not limited to—interview preparation, networking opportunities, agency and brand recommendations, and more.

Apply to be a mentee

Mentees are current students who are seeking professional guidance as they begin their careers.

Mentees can expect to gain a network of professionals from their one-on-one match, as well meeting fellow mentees and Club members at all of our events.

Please fill out the questions in the application and if you have any issue uploading your resume, email these files to by February 3rd. Please be as detailed as possible in your responses so that  we can find the best possible mentor match for you.


Apply to be a mentor

An ideal mentor is a pro in the industry with at least 3 or more years of experience in their field. They recognize the importance in helping our mentees understand their own unique career paths through shared experience, resources, constructive feedback, and networking tips.

A mentor should expect to volunteer 1–3 hours of their time a week, depending on the desired mentorship style discussed by the pair. Check out the application and see where you can help the industry’s youngest prodigies. Thank you for donating your time and expertise, and let us know if you’re interested in leading a workshop by emailing We couldn’t do this without you!


When & Where
Mon, Sep 25, 2023 - Sun, Oct 15, 2023
Richmond, VA