2018 AIGA Boston Mentorship Program

Build a stronger design community. Become an AIGA Boston Mentor / Mentee.

If you’re looking to give back, offer your perspective, and give design career advice–or, if you’re looking to grow as a designer, gain insight, or just meet people to talk design with–we invite you to apply!

The AIGA Boston Mentorship Program welcomes creative professionals from across disciplines. We are committed to providing mentorship to design students, emerging designers, and seasoned professionals.

The program involves a five-month, one-on-one mentoring engagement; pairing designers to share insights and experiences. It’s a great way to make new connections and exchange ideas and inspirations.

Unfortunately, the program is no long accepting applicationsTo get on the waitlist for 2019, send an email to mentorship (at) boston.aiga.org with the subject line: “2019 AIGA Boston Mentorship Program – Mentee (or Mentor).” Please indicate whether you would like to be a mentor or mentee.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The mentorship program is held over the course of five months. Our term begins in March and ends in July. We ask that you commit to being fully engaged in the mentoring relationship for the duration of the program.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Mentors: Active professionals–employed or retired–in the field of graphic design, communications, advertising, visual arts, user interface or user experience with 5+ years of relevant experience.

Mentees: Designers at any stage of their career, students in their last year of an undergraduate program or any year of graduate school may apply.

To apply, mentors and mentees must fill out an application and choose their interests within the program. Applications will be used to find the best matches. Matching will depend on the number of participants and their interests. Once you have been matched, you will be notified and meet your mentoring partner in person at our kick-off event in March.

WHAT’S MY COMMITMENT?

Each mentoring relationship is unique: you set your individual goals with your partner, drawing on the experience of the mentor and the aspirations and interests of the mentee. Generally, our mentoring partners strive to meet in person once a month–five times during the course of the program–and keep in regular contact by email.

AIGA Boston provides ongoing support to you during the program and hosts two mentorship-only events where you can meet up with other mentors and mentees in the program. We also invite you to attend AIGA Boston events, workshops, and happy hours during the program.

THE COST TO PARTICIPATE?

Your time! The program is free for AIGA members and non-members alike. We encourage all participants to support the program by joining AIGA.

 

Questions about the program?
Please contact Mentorship Program Co-chair, Alanna James to learn more.

Interested in sponsoring The AIGA Boston Mentorship program?
Please contact AIGA Boston President, Chiranit Prateepasen to start the conversation.

By AIGA Boston
Published December 31, 2017