Mentor Matchup 2019: Kickoff

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 four-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 four 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 and Associate Members) for Fall 2019-2020. 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.


12:00 - 12:15: Sign In & Mingle
12:15-12:30: Introduction to Mentor Matchup layout expectations, objectives, proposed events
12:30 - 2:00: Get to know your Mentor. Swap contact info, make a plan, understand when to reach out

RSVP Online
Student Members $20 (Use code STUDENT)
Student Non-Members $30
Mentors Free
When & Where
Sat, Oct 12, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
2320 North Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205