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Pacesetters is a group mentoring program designed to connect high-potential young professionals with Greenville's most innovative and successful leaders. This program affords its members the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through training sessions, mentoring with successful leaders, and networking with other young professionals. The small group format (1:5 mentor to mentee ratio) allows this program to be tailored to its individual members so they can receive the greatest benefit possible.


What do I get?

In addition to individual group sessions, the entire Pacesetters class will have the opportunity to connect with each other in several ways throughout the year, including:

  • Two Skills Sessions: Professional Development programs designed to hone your skillsets while learning from experts in the field to prepare you for what comes next in your career.
  • Group-wide Social Event: Connect with your peers and mentors at this social to build relationships that will last far beyond the year-long program.
  • Group-wide Service Event: Join other mentor groups to give back to your community while networking and doing good.
  • End of Year Class & Alumni Celebration: Join your classmates, mentors, and program alumni to celebrate the year and learn from years of Pacesetters.

Who Are Your Mentors?

Community leaders of Greenville in varying fields, such as:

  • Law
  • Finance
  • Sales
  • IT
  • Government
  • More

Time Commitment

The Pacesetters program runs from January through November. Each group is unique and has the flexibility to set their own agenda and outline goals that will ultimately foster personal and professional growth.

Application Process

It begins in June and allows applicants to choose from an Early Decision model (August deadline) or a Regular Decision model (October deadline). The final class list is released in November, providing the selected class members with two months prior to the start of their Pacesetters year.


“The Pacesetters program is the ideal setting to connect with professionals navigating questions similar to mine. Mentors like Tim and Jim spoke into these topics all while helping us with the bigger picture of overall growth as a young professional.”

-    Caroline H.

“What I enjoyed most about my Pacesetters experience was the lifelong connections made. This enhanced my network of professions that was instrumental in advancing my business.”

- Giovanni C.

“The best investment you can make for your career. You get to connect with like-minded people, have mentors that are invested in your growth, and discover more about yourself.”

- Claudia G.


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