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. 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.

Note: As of January 2020, the Mentorship Program is currently paused because we're looking for a volunteer to lead the program. Below is old information about the Spring 2019 program.


Spring 2019 Program

We’re now accepting applications to the Spring 2019 mentorship program! Applications are due by Friday, 4/26, 12pm (noon) EDT. We will be matching mentor-mentee pairs shortly after and sending out confirmations the week of 4/29. The program kicks off on Saturday, 5/11 with an in-person meet and greet. The cycle runs from May 13th to August 13th.

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.

Spring 2019 Program Timeline

 Date Milestone 

4/15-4/26

Accepting Mentee and Mentor Applications

4/27-5/3

Mentee-to-Mentor matching process (notifications are sent the week of 4/29)

5/11

Program Kick-Off (in person in downtown Raleigh)

5/13-8/13

Mentorship program term

August 

End of program get together (tentative)

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 another mentorship cycle in the Fall 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 FAQ for Mentors or our FAQ for Mentees. Otherwise, contact us.

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