The application window for the 2023-2024 Mentor Program has been extended! Applications are due on Monday, September 25, 2023. Weekly emails with the application link are being sent out to current ULI New York members only.
Mentee applicants must be current, paid ULI members (40 years of age and under).
Interested in applying to be a Mentor? Send a resume or CV to Laura Konort at [email protected].
*Note – Mentors do not need to be current ULI members.
The mission of the ULI New York Mentor Program is to foster an exchange of professional ideas and mentorship between experienced executives in the industry (“Mentors”) and young real estate professionals in ULI under the age of 40 (“Mentees”).
Mentees will have the chance to learn from experienced industry players and bounce career-related ideas off someone they might not have otherwise met. In order to gain the most out of this program, it is crucial that Mentees approach the program as an opportunity to learn from a seasoned professional, not as an opportunity to land a next job. Mentors volunteer their time to make a connection with the younger generation and there is an expectation that the relationship will be respected accordingly.
One of ULI’s primary functions is to promote the highest level of professionalism, and as we head toward greater specialization in our industry, this program will give Mentees exposure to a broader range of professional experiences than otherwise offered in their current positions. The program also offers Mentors the opportunity to strengthen ties with future leaders of the local real estate community by acting as an advisor, supporter, and coach to their assigned Mentees.
Every participant must be committed to the Mentorship Program in order to create the atmosphere necessary for success. Lack of active participation may disqualify you from selection in future cohorts.
ULI New York’s Mentor Program is committed to supporting our ULI New York District Council’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative. As such, we would like to remind you of ULI New York’s DEI Statement:
One of ULI New York’s key objectives is to increase diversity in our organization and in the real estate and land use industries. Our leadership is actively working to develop a diversity and inclusion initiative to increase the involvement of historically underrepresented diverse populations. We believe diversifying our membership, raising the profile of our diverse members, and welcoming their different perspectives allows us to better fulfill ULI’s mission of creating and sustaining thriving, resilient, and equitable communities.
To assist the District Council in our efforts to increase diversity and inclusion amongst our members and volunteer leaders, we hope you will consider providing demographic information when completing your application.
*Self-identification is optional and will not affect selection for the program
*Note – Mentees may apply to be a part of the Mentor Program for a maximum of three consecutive years, at which point they will be ineligible to participate for one year before reapplying for admission to the program.