The Nevada Emergency Preparedness Association (NEPA) aims to build the next generation of emergency preparedness professionals through the Nevada Emergency Preparedness Mentorship Program (NVEPMP).
The Mentoring Program matches experienced emergency preparedness professionals with students and new emergency preparedness professionals in a one-to-one relationship. It is intended to facilitate the mentoring process among emergency preparedness professionals, recent graduates, and current students in Nevada for one year. The goals are
Mentoring relationships are intended to help students make the transition from an academic to professional environment, and to offer an opportunity for professional development, networking, and an exchange of ideas between experienced professionals and the next generation of emergency preparedness leaders.
Mentoring is a process whereby an experienced emergency preparedness professional (the mentor) guides another individual (the mentee) in the development and examination of their own ideas, learning, and professional development. This relationship has the opportunity of providing support, guidance, and knowledge to facilitate professional success.
Mentors and mentees will be matched based on the following criteria:
The Program Coordinator will contact each participant bimonthly to evaluate the match relationship and activities, as well as regarding any additional information related to program needs. Additional information will be obtained regarding:
Emergency Preparedness professionals can serve as a mentors to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as, new professionals or those changing careers.
Graduate students can serve in a mentoring capacity to undergraduate students establishing a strong student community and pathway from undergrad to graduate programs.
To apply for the mentorship program as either a mentor or mentee:
(1) Make sure your NEPA membership is current