Mentee Application

The AIGA AZ Mentorship Program matches mentees– graduating design students and emerging designers (1-5 years experience) with mentors– experienced designers. The objective is for mentors to help mentees develop a professional career path.

Please fill out the form below to apply as a mentee. The deadline for entry is Monday, April 30, 2018. Notification of Mentor/Mentee matches will be Friday, May 4.

Eligibility

  • Current or recent design graduates
  • AIGA AZ members in good standing

Commitment

  • May – October 2018
  • A minimum of one hour contact per month and a maximum of 4 hours per month for 6 months
  • Contact to be determined by your mentor—in person, video chat, or phone
  • Volunteer opportunity to strengthen and give back to our design community (unpaid)

Expectations

  • Gain confidence and encouragement
  • Get professional resources (training, job hunting…)
  • Receive expert feedback on portfolios and resumes
  • Mentors are busy professionals, it is understood that meetings may need to be brief or rescheduled; however, best efforts should be made
  • This program is NOT an internship or extended job interview
  • Gifts, career advancement, money… are not appropriate

Discussion Topics

Discussions are up to you, here are some suggestions:

  • Developing skills
  • Portfolio review
  • Resume writing
  • Job-hunting
  • Ethics
  • Business practices
  • Industry longevity

 

Suggestions

  • Keep an open mind
    Be considerate of yours and your mentor’s commitment
  • Use your time wisely
  • When you become an experienced designer, mentor an emerging designer

Apply Now

By communications
Published December 13, 2016