Speed Mentoring - International Edition


Wednesday, March 20, 2019    
9:00 am - 1:30 pm


Hilton Anchorage
500 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK

The Alaska World Affairs Council and the Anchorage School District have teamed up to offer a jump start to high school students considering international options in their post-secondary journeys. Students will rotate through 8 minute mentoring sessions with mentors from a wide spectrum of industries with international scope. Check out the success of our  2018 Speed Mentoring event

Students will have the opportunity to speak with 75 high-level mentors with experience in a variety of fields. Mentors include lawyers, judges, architects, medical professionals, oil and gas, diplomats, presidents, CEOs, economists, professors, non-profits professionals and many more. Keep checking back to find out more about the mentors attending!

We are excited to announce the 2019 Speed Mentoring Keynote Panel:

International Volunteer Opportunities Keynote Panel


All students must submit an application to participate in 2019 speed mentoring. The deadline to do so is March 6, 2019.


Are you interested in becoming a mentor for 2019 Speed Mentoring? Fill out the form below! Please contact Rachel Williams at Programs@alaskaworldaffairs.org with any questions or thoughts.


Details & Schedule (Subject to Change):

  • Lunch will be provided for all students and mentors.
  • Students will rotate through 8-minute mentoring sessions with mentors from a wide spectrum of industries with international scope.
  • There will be 75 mentors, with students 300 being matched with the areas of interest they indicate on the student registration form.
    • 8:45am -9:15 am: Mentor Mixer 9:00am-9:30am: Student Check in 9:15am-9:30am: Mentor Check-In 

      9:40 am: Opening Remarks 

      9:50am-10:53am: Session I Speed Mentoring 

      10:53am-11:03am: Break

      11:03am-11:57pm: Session II Speed Mentoring 

      12:00pm-12:15pm: Lunch Buffet/Bag Pick-Up 

      12:15pm-12:55pm: Keynote Panel: Where in the World Can YOU Go? Volunteer Opportunities Abroad.

Interested in becoming a featured sponsor for the 2019 Speed Mentoring event? Contact Program Director Rachel Williams at (907) 276-8038 or rachel.williams@alaskaworldaffairs.org

Thank you to our committed sponsors for 2019 Speed Mentoring!



Check out last year’s Speed Mentoring video