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Private Sector Mentorship Program

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The AMS Board for Private Sector Meteorologists has designed this mentorship program to create and foster one-on-one personal interactions between mentors employed in the private sector and students interested in working in the private sector tailored to the needs of each individual to enhance their understanding of opportunities and professional growth potential in the private sector of the weather and climate professional enterprise.

Goals of the Program

  • To establish mentorship relationships between advanced undergraduate and graduate meteorology and atmospheric science students and professionals in private industry.
  • To facilitate mutual learning and growth through the collection and exchange of information and advice on professional career development.
  • To sustain organic growth of the professional network of mentors and students.


Mentoring Program Testimonials

My mentor gave me a new perspective on the field of meteorology and helped me see different possible career options for when I graduate.  This was a wonderful opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that will benefit any direction I take with my career.  Although we don’t communicate as much as we used to, she remains vested in my personal and professional growth and success!
Kathleen Dougherty, University of Oklahoma
My experience with my mentor has been so rewarding to me in so many ways.  Not only with her guidance in schooling and professional work, she has also been a great friend to me.  She has been influential in critical decision making in my career in the atmospheric sciences and has introduced me to a new world of networking.  My career experience wouldn’t be the same without her.
Karretta Venable, Columbus State University


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