This is a four-month mentoring program designed to fertilize the career and professional growth of emerging designers.
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Shine is a four-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 four months, mentors will provide advice and guidance as they show their mentees the ropes.
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?
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 recent college graduates what the real world is like?
Now accepting applications for mentors (Professional Members) and mentees (Associate AIGA member and Non-members who have 1-4 years of experience) for Spring 2013. Once mentors and mentees have applied, our mentoring committee will match you based on your interests and desired career path. Later at the kickoff event, you’ll meet your mentor/mentee, hear great ideas for how to start your partnership and the specifics of the program itself.
If you’re still interested and this sounds like something you can commit to please do the following:
1) Answer the below questions in lengthy detail so that we may match you and share your responses with your match.
1) MENTORS: Free. Go to step 3. MENTEES: Pay $20 here
3) Upon completion and payment, send answers and confirmation number to Dian Holton via email at Dian@aigadc.org before close of business on December 7, 2012.
1. Please provide background information (how many years of experience, where do you work, your design discipline, etc.)
2. How did you find out about the program? What made you want to participate?
3. In 3 words, what would you like to get out of the program?
4. What type of activities do you find inspiration in?
5. Do you like to participate in group activities or more on an individual basis?
6. How do you get around the city (i.e. bus, metro, drive)? Do you have a geographical preference for meeting with your mentor? Virginia, DC and/or Maryland? We will try to match up your location as best as we can but is not guaranteed.
7. What is your best way of communicating (i.e. email, phone)?
8. Are you a planner or more spontaneous when it comes to plans?
9. What’s your favorite typeface and why?
10. Is there a specific design field you are interested in learning about and why?
11. What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?
12. Do you have a facebook account?