Today, given an unstable economy and unprecedented unemployment rates, many college graduates are struggling to transition into the workforce, attempting to translate years of study into a concrete professional path. The PAAIA Mentorship Program helps college students and young professionals by matching them with an experienced mentor for a dialogue on how to identify and pursue desired career and professional goals. With 45 outstanding mentors nationwide, representing different professional fields, chances are interested mentees, such as yourself, will find a great match for your professional needs.
Want to practice law? Learn from the valuable experiences of some of the most experienced Iranian American lawyers working as partners in top law firms in the nation: Mina Amir-Mokri, Partner, Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP (Chicago, IL), Robert S. Babayi, Partner, Venable LLP (Washington, D.C.), Babak Hoghooghi, Managing Partner, BHFA Law Group (Washington, D.C.), Ali Mojdehi, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP (San Diego, CA) and Karen Ostad, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP (New York, NY).
Interested in a career in public service, government relations, and non-governmental organizations? Ramin Asgard, Senior US Department of State official, Director of the Voice of America’s Persian News Network (Washington, D.C.), Susan Etezadi (personal capacity), Judge, Superior Court of California (San Mateo County, CA), Nahal Iravani-Sani, Deputy District Attorney (Santa Clara County, CA), Afshin Molavi, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation (Washington, D.C.), Sanam Quraishi, Founder and CEO of SVQF, Member of the Clinton Global Initiative (New York, NY), Faryar Shirzad, Global Head of the Office of Government Affairs (OGA), Goldman Sachs (Washington, D.C.), and Rodin Rooyani (personal capacity) Judge, U.S. Immigration Court (Los Angeles, CA) are amongst PAAIA’s mentors who are interested in sharing their story and advice with you.
Whether you want to practice law or interested in public service you will find a match from PAAIA’s list of mentors.
For a complete list of mentors and their fields, please click here.
Please click here for the list of 2011 PAAIA Mentors.