5th Annual Mentor Match Up

The learning curve is steep, the key commands are complex, the page count is long; that is why you are here. 

The AIGA Charlotte Mentor Program is a three-month mentoring program designed to fertilize the career growth and professional success of emerging designers. Mentors and mentees will come together and work hand-in-hand to identify the mentee’s career goals and aspirations. Then, over the next three months, mentors will provide advice and guidance as they show their mentees the ropes. 

Potential Mentees: (priority given to first time participants) 

Do you wish you had some insight into what design professionals think of your work? Ever wonder what a “real” design firm looks like? Are you curious what you’ll actually be doing when you graduate? How do projects come to life? Is it magic? 

Potential Mentors: 

Do you remember all the mistakes you made when you first graduated? Ever wish you were back in design school and you had a semester to complete your projects? Do you want to share with college students/recent graduates what the real world is like? 

Now accepting applications for mentors (Professionals) and mentees (Student Members and Associate Members) for Winter 2013-2014. Once mentors and mentees have applied, our board will match you based on your interests and desired career path. At this kickoff, you’ll meet your mentor/mentee, hear great ideas for how to start your partnership and the specifics of the program itself. 

Prices for Registration: 

Student member (mentee): $20

Associate member (mentee): $20

Professional (mentors): Free

Mentee participation is open to AIGA members only. Not a member yet? www.aiga.org/join/" target="_blank">Join today.

Please contact Justin Moore, AIGA Charlotte Education Director, for more information. 

Note: Application does not guarantee a spot into the program. Because of the need to match on an even basis, applications will be approved based on the number of mentors/mentees that apply and if any have to be put on a wait list for the next mentorship program, money will be refunded accordingly. After you sign up, you’ll get an email with an application to fill out by September 30, 2013. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program by October 11, 2013.

When & Where
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Festhalle
215 Southside Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217