7th 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.

Mentor Matchup is a three-month mentoring program designed to cultivate 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 Fall 2016-2017. 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.

Village Tavern
4201 Congress Street, #190
Charlotte, NC 28209

Street parking is available as well as a garage under the building. 

Date & Time:
November 2, 2016

Membership Level RSVP Online
Student Member $15
Student Non-Member $25
Mentors Free (use promo code Mentors2016)

Not a member yet? Join today and save a few bones when you register!


industryChapter Partner
Everyone needs a place to get things done. Some are building a small business that needs a place to grow. Others are nurturing a startup or new venture that will thrive in a dynamic and innovative environment.

The Creative GroupChapter Partner
As a leading creative staffing agency, The Creative Group specializes in connecting interactive, design, marketing, advertising, and public relations talent with the best companies.

MetrographicsChapter Partner
Metrographics is a full-service commercial printer located in the heart of Charlotte. They have established ourselves as leaders in the printing industry through our responsiveness and continued commitment to both our customers and our craft.

When & Where
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