After you give three non-member speeches, an experienced member will be assigned to you as a mentor. Mentors are senior members of the Society who guide you through the membership process and coach you in both the style and substance of speech. You’ll meet with your mentor regularly and learn how to craft a compelling argument. Mentors are also there to prepare you for your first keynote address at your induction debate.

More importantly, your mentor is there to welcome you into the Philodemic community and introduce you to the friendship and camaraderie that we hold dear.  We like to note that mentorship does not necessarily end at your induction debate. For many, a mentor is not just a speaking coach but rather a lifelong friend.

If you have any questions about the mentorship process, reach out to