Big Brother Initiative – Mentorship Program

The SOBA America Big Brother Initiative is a Mentorship Program for SOBANS and part of the Fote administration’s vision to ensure that no SOBAN should struggle in an area where another SOBAN has  expertise or a sphere of influence when it comes to their career journey. In an effort to assist SOBANS and help them attain their career goals, SOBA America has established a well-structured platform that offers mentorship in a broad range of professions.

The scope of mentorship offered spans various levels in specific professions such as aspirants trying to learn about a profession to make an informed choice, graduates seeking employment and not sure how to network and effectively apply, and entry level professionals seeking growth to higher heights.

The professions for which mentorship is currently available in SOBA America are as follows:

-Information Technology (IT) ( This includes Scrum Master, Devops, AWS, Cybersecurity, Business Intelligence).

-Medicine

-Pharmacy and entrepreneurship in pharmacy

-General Entrepreneurship

-Law and Legal Counsel

-Mechanical Engineering

-Aeronautical Engineering- Jet Design Engineering and Jet Production Engineering

–Jet A quality control

-Electrical Engineering

-Toxicology

-Accounting and Auditing

-Finance

-General Investment and Insurance Investment

-Military

How can I apply to be mentored or to be a mentor?

If you need to join the SOBA America Mentorship Program as a mentee or as a mentor, click on the link below to fill out a mentorship application. Your application will be reviewed by the Mentorship Committee. If you are applying to be a mentee, you will be paired with a mentor. If you are applying to be a mentor, thank you for your willingness to serve our association and to be your brother’s keeper. You will be  paired with one or more mentees, depending on your availability.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR MENTORSHIP THROUGH THE SOBA AMERICA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

How does the program work?

Once a mentee and mentor are paired, a contract will be signed by the parties establishing a commitment. They are required to meet either virtually or in person and agree on goals, as well as create an action plan. The mentor will submit periodic progress reports to SOBA America. This will help us assess the value of the program to both the mentee and the mentor, as well collect data on the effectiveness of the program for process improvement.

How long will it take before I get a response to my application?

Depending on the volume of applications, it may take a few days to up to 2 weeks. If you have not heard back from us and there is an urgency, please call 1 (888) 504 SOBA Ext 1.

I have other questions – how can I get answers?

You can call 1 888 504 SOBA (7622) Extension 1 with questions related to the Big Brother Initiative, or send an email to [email protected]