Triangle User Experience Professionals Association (TriUXPA)

Mentorship Program

The Triangle UXPA Mentorship Program pairs UX professionals, who want to harness the power of our rich UX community by learning from one another. For the 2018-2019 term, we’re planning on having three mentorship cycles! Each program term is three months long, where we pair a mentee with one mentor. We base the match on overlapping goals, interests, and experiences. During the program, participants have the opportunity to form a relationship, share ideas, and gain perspective on the UX field.

“Q4/Fall” November-January 2018 Program

We’re now accepting applications to the “Q4/Fall” mentorship program! Applications are due by Friday, 10/26, 11pm EDT. We will be matching mentor-mentee pairs soon after. The program kicks off on Saturday, 11/3 with an in-person meet and greet. The cycle runs from November 3rd to February 3rd.

We’re looking for mentors!

Becoming a mentor is a great opportunity for new and seasoned UX professionals! Everyone has something to offer, even those who are just new to the field. Common discussion topics from people seeking mentorship include:

  • Transitioning into the field
  • Career guidance (portfolio, resume coaching)
  • UX trends
  • Sharpening UX skills (tools, methods, etc.)
  • And many more!
Learn more about what’s involved with being a mentor.

Why seek mentorship?

  • Mentorship is one of the many ways you can enhance your UX career. Benefits of mentorship include:
  • Getting first-hand advice on your career or next steps from experienced UX professionals
  • Learning from others who might have taken a path similar to the one you’re taking
  • Having a peer to share ideas, discuss thoughts, and “talk shop”
  • Building your network in the local community

Learn more about what’s involved with being a mentee.

Q4/Fall 2018 Program Timeline

 Date Milestone 

10/15-10/26

Accepting Mentee and Mentor Applications

10/27-10/30

Mentee-to-Mentor matching process

11/3

Program Kick-Off (in person)

11/3-2/3

Mentorship program term

2/7 (tentative)

End of program get together

What happens if I don’t get paired with a mentor?

In the past, we’ve had more mentees apply than mentors. We’re trying our best to increase the number of mentors this year. If we’re unable to match you, you will get priority in registering for our series of career-focused mentorship events. Stay tuned for more details on those!

We’ll also be running two more mentorship cycles in the first half of 2019. We’ll provide more details as we get closer to the dates.


Questions?

If you have questions about the program, start with our Program FAQ. Otherwise, feel free to reach out via email to mentoring@trixupa.org

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