RYP Mentorship

What is the Richland Young Professionals Mentorship Program?

The Richland Young Professionals Mentorship Program is a cornerstone of RYP’s goal to develop the skills of young professionals. The program gives 12 RYP members the opportunity to connect with seasoned, high-level business leaders for 6 months of learning, discovery, and challenge, all while providing mentees with a firsthand look at life and work in Richland County. Mentors and mentees in the program reflect the diversity of workplace offerings in Richland County such as small and large businesses, non-profit, healthcare, and education. The Richland Young Professionals Mentorship Program is sponsored by our partners at Spherion Staffing Services.

What is the commitment?

This year’s program will commence in October and conclude in April. Mentors and mentees are expected to meet at a minimum of one time per month for the duration of the program. In additional to individual meetings, these program milestones are mandatory to attend:

Program Orientation

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
5 – 7 PM

Mentor Panel Meeting

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
5:30 – 7 PM

Midpoint Mixer

Thursday, February 20, 2020
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Program Graduation

April 2020
Date TBD

How do I apply?

Complete the online application on this page by the deadline of September 6, 2019. Mentees who are selected to participate in this year’s program will be notified by October 1, 2019.

Where do I get more information?

If you have additional questions about the program, please contact:

Jim Austen


Ashley Meyer


Mentorship Application

Mentorship Application is closed for this year. Join RYP today and sign up for emails to be informed when application for next year begins.