The ACE Mentor Program was created by the industry, for the industry, and ACE Houston is your opportunity to have a direct impact on the next generation of architects, contractors, and engineers. We are always looking for new mentors to meet with our high school students on a weekly/bi-weekly basis, and there are so many benefits for getting involved.
Here's what you can expect:
Weekly mentor sessions with high school students from October through April
Networking opportunities with other AEC professionals across the industry
Give back to the community and support the next generation of the AEC industry
Enhance professional, leadership, and communication skills
But don't just take our word for it – hear directly from some of amazing mentors about why they are passionate about being ACE Mentors:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the time commitment for being a mentor?
Full-time mentors are expected to participate in a two-hour session once per week over the course of our mentor year, but we also accept part-time mentors. Consistent attendance is important for building the mentor to mentee relationship, so we recommend setting a schedule and communicating that with your students and co-mentors. We also have optional Saturday events, happy hours, and on occasion, your lead mentor may also ask you to prepare something for a session ahead of time.
What qualities make a good mentor?
Mentors are dedicated professionals who are passionate about what they do and want to share that with the next generation of the industry’s workforce. Being an effective mentor requires enthusiasm, commitment, and flexibility. Whether you have one day of experience in the A-E-C industry or decades of experience, you have something to offer our students.
How do I sign up?
Visit the link at the top of the page to register today!
Don't have time to be a weekly/bi-weekly mentor this year? We have plenty of other ways to get you plugged in! Let us know how we can get you involved today by filling out the interest form linked above.
Be a Guest Speaker: Share your AEC-related career path with our students at one session this year
Organize a Site Visit: Help bring construction to life for our students by hosting us at one of your sites
Be a Sponsor: Help fund our program operations and scholarship with a philanthropic gift (learn more here)
Hire an Intern: Participate in our Summer Work Experience program to host a high school student in your office for two weeks during the summer or let us help you hire one of our incredible students directly as part of your established internship program
Join Our Board: If you're interested in becoming a board member, please email us at email@example.com
Join a Committee: Help with the behind-the-scenes operations of the organization; learn more about our various committees below
ACE HOUSTON COMMITTEES
SIGN UP TODAY BY FILLING OUT THE INTEREST FORM ABOVE!