AIGA Raleigh is proud to launch the 2017 session of the Mentor Program. This session will expand to include both emerging designers and peer-to-peer relationships to give designers at each stage of their careers the opportunity for a mentor experience. The 2017 session will also have more slots for participants than the first pilot session.
Mentees will be paired with a seasoned professional with at least five years of experience in a common discipline and who is open to sharing their knowledge, insights, and advice. Each pairing will establish goals for the session and embark on a self-guided experience, with monthly meet-ups with the rest of the session participants to engage with other mentor pairings along the journey. The session will culminate in a group gathering where each pairing can share their experience and what they learned along the way.
The program is free for Mentors and $20 for Mentees and will run February 2017 through June 2017. We’ll provide mentees with an introduction to a like-minded professional, and together each pair will create their own schedule and time commitment over the course of the four-month program. Along the way, we’ll provide helpful suggestions and encouragement.
Hurry! Spots are limited and the application for the Mentorship Program closes on January 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
Kick-off event: February 15, 2017 at 6:30pm
Monthly Meetups (for current and past Mentor program participants):
March 8 at 7pm, Nest Raleigh
April 12 at 7pm, location TBD
May 10 at 7pm, Nest Raleigh
Closing event : June 15, 2017 at 7pm, Nest Raleigh
This year’s Mentor Program is sponsored by Nest Raleigh. In addition to donating their space for events, Nest is offering Mentees 2 free days of coworking and conference room usage for each month of the program.
Nest Raleigh is a coworking, free coffee and conference room space for anyone launching their career. To join Nest visit: nestraleigh.com.