Mentor: Krystal Robinson, CPSM, Marketing Coordinator at Manhattan Construction Company
Length in the industry: 12 years
SMPS Member since: 2010, currently serving on the Education Committee
Why did you apply to the mentorship program? I was recruited by Sandy Roth in 2011 and really enjoyed the experience.
What do you hope to learn from each other? Our conversations will be a fresh perspective. I hope to be helpful sharing my twelve years of experience.
How did you (or plan to) structure your mentorship? Do you meet at the same time every week? Do you have an agenda for each meeting? Any day during the week would work, preferably mornings. Yes, I do believe we should have an agenda for each meeting to make sure we stay on course.
What do you like best about working in the A/E/C industry? In a world where digital is more or less a major part of our lives, I appreciated that the projects we work on are tangible. We work on some great projects with creative people.
Protégé: Amy Collins, Marketing Coordinator at Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
Length in the industry: 12 yearss
SMPS Member since: 2017, currently serving on the 2017 Gala Committee
Why did you apply to the mentorship program? I really want to improve my marketing, writing and leadership skills. I believe that a program such as this is a great tool for someone like me that has knowledge of the industry but am new to the marketing part of it.
What do you hope to learn from each other? I hope to increase my social media skills and general marketing skills.
How did you (or plan to) structure your mentorship? Do you meet at the same time every week? Do you have an agenda for each meeting? Seeing as this is my first time doing a mentor/protégé program, I am flexible as to how we will proceed. A regular time would be nice but if she is as busy as I am, that could be difficult.
What do you like best about working in the A/E/C industry? This may sound cliché but I really do like the people in this industry. The big picture is that we have to build structures that are safe and sound. It is more difficult than most outsiders know. A lot of these people have good, strong work ethics and I have such respect for that.