Mentor Matchup is a five-month mentoring program designed to cultivate the career growth and professional success of emerging designers.
To begin, mentors and mentees will come together and work hand-in-hand to identify the mentee’s career goals and aspirations. Then, over the next five months, mentors will provide advice and guidance as they show their mentees the ropes. This unique and collaborative experience will build the confidence of both creatives, as well as instill a proactive mentality in mentees that will benefit them in their careers to come.
Do you wish you had insight into what design professionals really think of your work? Ever wonder what a “real” design firm looks like? Curious about what you’ll actually be doing when you graduate? Interested in knowing how exactly you bring a project to life? Learn all of this and more (think—tips, tricks, and sage wisdom) over five months with the help of your very own design mentor/magician.
Are you still cringing over the professional mistakes you made as a recent grad? Ever find yourself wishing you knew in college what you know now? Have you come to realize most of your mistakes could have been avoided with the help of a mentor? Interested in being that guiding light for someone else? Through Mentor Matchup, you will not only be given the opportunity to make a direct impact in the career of an up-and-coming designer, you will also gain invaluable mentorship and managerial skills that will benefit your own career. Plus, it makes you feel good.
Now accepting applications for mentors (Professionals) and mentees (Student Members and Associate Members) for Fall 2018-Spring 2019. Once mentors and mentees have applied, our board will match you based on your interests and desired career path. At this kickoff event, you’ll meet your mentor/mentee, hear great ideas for how to start your partnership, and the specifics of the program itself. Attendance is mandatory.