Sign up for the Mentor-Match Program

Author: Nate Baker, Co-chair, Young Planners Group

The Young Planners Group is hosting the Mentor-Match program again this year and we need your help in making this important opportunity possible. The program allows young planners or planning students (mentees) to match up with experienced planners or planners who have been in the profession for over two years (mentors). YPG will then continue to facilitate communication through social events and web-based communication. Guidance may include:

  • Professional development, job hunting, learning about career paths, involvement in APA
  • Conference session recommendations, professional networking
  • Learning more about the planning the profession

You will have a chance to meet your mentor/mentee face-to-face on Wednesday, September 27th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm during the APA-NC Welcome Reception and on Thursday September 28th at the Membership and Diversity Mixer starting at 6:30pm. We will provide some basic guidance to kick things off and you can also connect at other times for lunch, other sessions, or events. In addition to other social events, YPG will host a March Mentor Meetup in the spring.

Please see below for instructions and more details.


Are you a seasoned professional who can provide career advice to the next generation of planners? Do you have advice to share about planning in North Carolina? Are you a veteran of the APA NC Conference and willing to share your expertise and tips? As a mentor you will be matched up with an emerging professional who is attending the conference and has signed up for the program.

If you would like to be a mentor apply here:


Are you new to planning in North Carolina or new to the Planning profession? Is this your first APA NC Conference? Are you interested in advice from other planning professionals willing to share their experiences? Apply to be matched up with a seasoned professional during the APA NC Conference. Take advantage of this opportunity to gain insight into the planning profession in North Carolina.

If you would like to be a mentee apply here:

On behalf of the YPG Committee, thank you so much for your commitment to building the planning profession in North Carolina. If you have any questions or would like further information, email YPG co-chair Nate Baker at

1 Comment

  1. Appreciate the work you’re doing, Nate, to support young planners!

    Cheers, Roger