Mentor 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 mentor. The deadline for entry is Monday, April 30, 2018. Notification of Mentor/Mentee matches will be Friday, May 4.

Eligibility

  • Experienced designers (5+ years in the industry)
  • 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 you, the mentor—in person, video chat, or phone
  • Volunteer opportunity to strengthen and give back to our design community (unpaid)

Expectations

  • Build confidence and encouragement
  • Provide professional resources (training, job hunting…)
  • Offer expert feedback on portfolios and resumes
  • You 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

Let your mentee lead the discussions, here are some suggestions to nudge the conversation:

  • Your motivations for becoming a mentor
  • Your experience (career start, challenges, achievements, work/life balance, recommendations, daily activities/skills needed)

Benefits

  • Self-reflection
  • Management skills
  • Pay-it-forward
  • Validation
  • Networking

Be a Mentor, apply now.

By communications
Published December 13, 2016