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ACEC Georgia Mentorship Program

This program provides an opportunity for all ACEC Georgia members to participate in a formal mentorship program that will mutually benefit both mentors and mentees. The program will foster professional development, provide the opportunity for network growth, and provide the tools to build a successful mentorship relationship.

Program Summary:

The ACEC Georgia Mentorship Program will pair experienced professionals with junior/mid-level employees based on in-person networking and application responses. The program requires a six-month commitment that includes six (6) events during which an industry professional will discuss mentorship and professional development topics that will aid in fostering mentorship skills and career growth for each participant. Additionally, mentorship pairs will be required to meet at a minimum of three (3) times outside of the formal mentorship program events hosted by ACEC Georgia. The Mentorship program is open to all professionals who are employees of ACEC Georgia Member Firms (engineering and non-engineering).


Benefits for Mentors:

Mentors in the ACEC Georgia Mentorship Program have an opportunity to expand their repertoire of professional knowledge and skills through their instruction and facilitation of others. Other mentor benefits include:

  • Provides fulfillment and satisfaction of helping others and contributing to the development of colleagues.
  • Extends network of industry colleagues and builds community.
  • Supports use and development of key competencies leading to growth.
  • Encourages examination of the status quo and alternative possibilities.
  • Encourages renewed ideas and perspectives on one’s leadership role.


Benefits for Mentees:

Mentees have an opportunity to gain practical knowledge and insight into the engineering industry from a seasoned professional who has achieved the level of expertise they aspire to attain. Other mentee benefits include:

  • Receives guidance and support from a respected industry professional.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Increased industry knowledge and confidence.
  • Greater awareness of other approaches to work.
  • Builds a network of colleagues and expanded knowledge of the A/E/C landscape in Georgia.
  • Having a confidential sounding board for ideas and challenges.


Program Dates:

  • Orientation & Networking - Thursday, May 23, 2024 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Round Table Discussion - Tuesday, June 25, 2024 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • People Management - Tuesday, July 30, 2024 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Time Management - Tuesday, August 20, 2024 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Communication & Networking - Tuesday, September 24, 2024 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • End of Program Mixer - Thursday, October 24 , 2024 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Mentorship Program Registration Fee: $175

The fee covers:

  • Food & beverages at all sessions.
  • Administrative and other hard costs associated with the program.


This program is limited to ACEC Georgia Members Only.


“The ACEC Inaugural Mentorship Program was a fun and rewarding experience.  I was unsure about the 'speed dating' selection, but it worked out great! Even though neither of us picked the other, we connected immediately!!  The program allowed me an opportunity to give back to an industry that has been incredibly rewarding and to share my experiences and lessons learned.  Best of all, I got to meet someone new and develop a friendship that will last way beyond the program.”

Don Harris, PE
Senior Associate
KCI Technologies


“The ACEC Georgia mentorship program was an excellent opportunity for me, as a mentor, to invest my experience into the emerging leaders in the transportation industry.   What really sets the program apart is the reciprocal investment I received from the perspectives and experiences of my assigned mentee.   My involvement in the program was very rewarding.”

Jeremy T. Busby, P.E.
Gresham Smith
Consultancy Services Leader


“Participating in ACEC's Inaugural Mentorship Program has significantly enriched my professional journey as a junior level engineer in the Atlanta area. As someone who has mostly been involved with internal company committees/mentor programs, I was excited for the opportunity to connect with an assigned mentor outside of my organization. Not only did I participate in one-on-one meetings with my assigned mentor, I also had the opportunity to interact with other mentor-mentee pairings at networking events. The program is a great opportunity to interact with professionals from diverse backgrounds and gain a deeper understanding of the complexities within the transportation industry.”

Elizabeth Hartzog
GDOT Program Management Consultant Team