4th Annual Mentor Match Up : Mentors

Charlotte, NC

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The learning curve is steep, the key commands are complex, the page count is long; that is why you are here.
The AIGA Charlotte Mentor Program is a three-month mentoring program designed to fertilize 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)
Mentees should be current students or recent graduates (after December 2011).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? Mentee participation is open to AIGA contributing members and above only. (Not a member yet ? Join today.)

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? Candidates who have a minimum of five years of professional experience and time over the three-month program to meet with a mentee on a regular basis.

How It Works:
Once mentors and mentees have applied, our board will match you based on your interests and desired career path. At this kickoff, you’ll meet your mentor/mentee, hear great ideas for how to start your partnership and the specifics of the program itself.

Important dates:
-Register by: Friday, January 31st
-Applications sent out by: February 1st
-Applications due: Wednesday, February 4th
-Program acceptance notified by: Friday, February 8th
-Program Kickoff: Wednesday, February 13th

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Please contact Marty McKinney, AIGA Charlotte Mentorship Coordinator, for more information.

Note: Application does not guarantee a spot into the program. Because of the need to match on an even basis, applications will be approved based on the number of mentors/mentees that apply and if any have to be put on a wait list for the next mentorship program, money will be refunded accordingly.