Helping Young Marketing Professionals Further Their Career with Experienced Marketing Leaders.


The Career Accelerator program helps young marketing professionals further their career with the help of an experienced marketing professional. Inspired by the success of Mentor Exchange, this program is specifically designed to meet the needs of junior marketing professionals looking to move up the ladder in their careers, and runs from April to January of each year, with applications and matching taking place between February to April.

Career Accelerator Mentee Criteria

  • A Marketing professional between that ages of 24 to 35;
  • With at least 1 year into a career in the Marketing, Advertising, and Communications industry
  • Looking for guidance on the next step in their career 
  • Career-focused and driven to achieve professional success

Career Accelerator Mentee Benefits

  • 1 on 1 interaction with a mid-level marketing mentor to assist in setting professional goals, provide career advice, and an objective perspective on your career path.
  • 1 Year American Marketing Association Global Membership
  • Virtual launch reception
  • Guided additional learning resources
  • 1 free ticket to any AMA Toronto regular programming event
  • Free access to all monthly Marketing Networking Group (MNG) events

Program Details

  • April to January
  • Price: $200
  • 5 one-on-one mentorship meetings with a mid-level marketing mentor
  • Scientifically matched pairings based on the data you provide on your career goals

Meet the Mentors for Career Accelerator

Jason Rumanek
Jason Rumanek
Director, Digital Marketing Programs
Lara Martinez Kandt
Lara Martinez Kandt
Marketing Lead
Ariel Levinson
Ariel Levinson
Sr. Field Marketing Manager
KC Shendelman
KC Shendelman

Mentor Exchange Industry Sponsors & Partners

Seneca DEI & Young Professionals Award
AMA Toronto is pleased to welcome Seneca School of Marketing and Media as a strategic partner and  DEI & Young Professionals Leader Sponsor for 2023. This initiative will further support the development and empowering leadership potential of young professionals from diverse backgrounds in our community. Under this program, deserving candidates for our Career Accelerator mentorship will get “scholarships” for free access to the program. AMA will also provide coaching on networking and opportunities for young professionals to develop their networks to succeed.