AMS Mentorship program

The AMS Board for Private Sector Meteorologists (BPSM) has reached across private industry to connect a cross-section of professionals working in private sector positions related to meteorology willing to volunteer their time to work with students interested in learning more about the private sector.

The BPSM mentorship program is seeking senior-level undergraduate and graduate students that are focused on building a career in the private sector. This program is uniquely focused on skill development, coaching and helping you grow your professional expertise and business acumen. This program will give students the skills to allow them to stand out in the eyes of employers. We also need professionals working in the private sector to volunteer to serve as a mentor for some of the best students in our nation. This gives mentors an opportunity to positively impact the lives of young men and women, and build life-long relationships.

The program is structured to pair students with a mentor who is active in the private sector discipline of greatest interest to the student protégé, such as energy forecasting, weather derivatives, broadcasting, and catastrophe risk management. Every attempt is also made to pair students with a mentor in the same geographic region to facilitate face-to-face interactions, in addition to regular phone calls and e-mails.

In order to ensure students and mentors have an opportunity to build a strong working relationship during the 2008/2009 academic year, we request that applications to join this mentorship program be submitted by Friday, October 24, 2008. Applications may be accepted later in the year; however, the number of mentors is limited so we encourage students to apply as soon as possible!

Students can apply by going to Mentors can become an integral part of our program by completing a short application at

For more information about the BPSM mentorship program, please visit, or contact

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