SHINE is a four-month mentoring program. The program matches mentors and mentees around DMV design communities looking to connect, challenge each other to grow, focus on portfolio development, or collaborate on a project of their choice.
Kickoff: Mentors and mentees meet up and work hand-in-hand to identify the mentee’s career goals and aspirations. Before leaving, each pair will schedule future check-ins and determine how to collaborate together. Over the next four months, mentors and mentees will work together and learn from each other through one-on-one meet-ups and group events.
Midpoint: Pairs meet back up to connect over roundtable discussions.
Finale: SHINE wraps up in May with a celebration and presentation of projects.
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Mentors should have 5+ years of professional experience. Yes, it’s a 4-month commitment, but you can set the pace, meeting place, and method with your mentee.
Mentees should have 1-4 years of experience. The focus of our program is to reach emerging designers who are working in the design field, so we prefer applicants to have finished college or another academic program. Returning mentees who have already participated in SHINE will likely not be considered due to the number of new applicants who are eager to have this opportunity. Over the course of this program, you’ll work with your mentor on portfolio development or a design project of your choice. Should you be matched, you’ll be asked to have goals and project ideas ready to discuss with your mentor.
Applications for the 2024 program are now closed. For information about additional mentorship opportunities, please contact email@example.com.