Ascend NJ Chapter
from a cross-section of industry executives”
On Wednesday, August 14th, from 6:00-8:00 PM, the
Ascend NJ Chapter will be hosting a Speed Mentoring event at Maggiano’s Little
Italy in Bridgewater, NJ.
Experienced professionals/ leaders from multinational firms such
as Johnson & Johnson, EY, Deloitte, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers and
Novartis have graciously agreed to participate as Mentors.
This is a great way to learn, network and look to form long-term
relationships in a relaxed environment!
Please feel free to invite your colleagues to attend to gain
insights from mentors and to network with other Asian professionals in the NJ
What is "Speed Mentoring”?
Speed Mentoring is an efficient, face-to-face
professional networking model that enables participants to be mentored through
one-on-one focused conversations lasting a few minutes. It’s a fun, fast way to
ask questions of experienced professionals.
Two to three participants are seated at tables with a Mentor. Each
participant will spend 1 minute to introduce himself/herself and position their
question to the Mentor. The Mentor will have 3-5 minutes to answer the
question and provide perspectives from their experiences. After each
participant has had their turn, either the participants or the Mentor will move
to the next table. The process repeats several times.
Once the "speed” part is over, there will be time for people to
reconnect and talk in more detail, or network with other participants.
It’s organized chaos – loud, energizing, and fun!
What do you need to do?
Refine your message – your 1 minute story.
One minute isn’t long, so rather than sharing your complete professional and
personal history, pick a couple of key things and find an engaging way to
describe them. How can you project your unique experiences in less than 1
minute? Focus on the important
points, make it interesting and be enthusiastic.
We offer the following thoughts to help you
plan your own networking story and your question:
personal introduction: Where are you from? Describe your workplace
(s) if needed.
do you enjoy about your work and what do you think would be the most
interesting/helpful thing for your listener to know about your
are you hoping to learn from your mentor from a career planning or
leadership development standpoint?
Maggiano’s Little Italy
600 Commons Way
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(Beer/wine/soda & hors d’oeuvres will be served)
$10 – Ascend Members
$20 – Non-members.
Membership applications can be completed at the event.
Beer/wine/soda & hors
d’oeuvres will be served.
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