2020 UXPA DC Mentorship Program

Take part in the UXPA DC Mentorship Program! The UXPA DC Mentorship Program pairs UX professionals who want to harness the power of our rich UX community by learning from one another. We pair mentors and mentees one to one based on overlapping interests, goals, and experiences, and foster the relationship over a 6-month period.

Please note that there are always more mentee applications than there are mentor applications, thus as a mentee you may not get accepted into the program. We recommend you provide as much information as possible about your goals and what you’re looking to get from a mentor to help us match you and the mentors choose from potential matches.

The application period is OPEN for the March-September 2020 cycle through Friday, February 21 11:59 PM. Spots are limited and dependent on the number of mentors. 

Have a question? Please email mentorship@uxpadc.org

Be a mentor!

Remember the person who inspired you to make a project better or gave you guidance on how to navigate through a difficult work situation? Now you can be a mentor and help someone, too!

Requirements:

  • Are you currently working in a UX-related job?
  • Do you enjoy the rewarding feeling of helping others?
  • Can you spare at least 2 hours a month to help?
  • Are you able to dedicate 6 months working one-on-one with a mentee?
  • Will you be able to attend a virtual orientation and closing?
  • Provide feedback and shape the mentorship program!

We welcome all levels of UX practitioners to participate as mentors. Your experience counts! 

Ready to get started? Submit your mentor application today!

Be a mentee!

There is so much information about UX that you might not learn from classes or in your current job. Whether you want to research, present your work, make a career change or just brainstorm, a mentor can make a big difference.

There is so much information about UX that you might not learn from classes or in your current job. Whether you want to research, present your work, make a career change or just brainstorm, a mentor can make a big difference. 

Requirements:

  • You have specific goals to establish or further a career in UX.
  • You are willing to establish and maintain a mentor/mentee relationship.
  • You have the passion, focus, and curiosity to dedicate 6 months to working one-on-one with a mentor to achieve your goals.
  • Will you be able to attend a virtual orientation and closing?
  • Provide feedback and shape the mentorship program!

Ready to get started? Submit your mentee application today!

Requirements:

  • You have specific goals to establish or further a career in UX.
  • You are willing to establish and maintain a mentor/mentee relationship.
  • You have the passion, focus, and curiosity to dedicate 6 months to working one-on-one with a mentor to achieve your goals.
  • You have the passion, focus, and curiosity to dedicate 6 months to working one-on-one with a mentor to achieve your goals.
  • Will you be able to attend orientation and closing?
  • Provide feedback and shape the mentorship program!

SPRING 2020 PROGRAM TIMELINE

  • February 3 – February 21, 2020
    Accepting Mentee and Mentor Applications
  • February 22 – March 13, 2019*
    Mentee-to-Mentor matching process
  • March 16 or 18, 2019*
    Program Orientation (attend one night only)
  • September 2020
    Program Closing

*Note: Dates are subject to change.