Student/ Emerging Professional Mentorship Program
ASID is excited to announce the launch of the Student and Emerging Professionals Mentorship Program on our website. This program offers valuable mentorship and guidance from industry professionals to students and emerging professionals seeking to grow in their careers. If you are interested in participating, you can fill out the Mentorship Application at any time. Based on your application, an ASID representative will match you with a mentor who is aligned with your educational and career goals.
Once a mentor and mentee have been matched, the ASID representative will arrange an initial meeting and provide a list of suggested activities and guidelines for a successful mentorship. While these suggestions are not mandatory, they can help guide your mentorship experience. The program is intended to be individually tailored and customized to your specific needs, allowing you to get the most out of your mentorship experience.
Sample of suggestions:
- 1x1 Portfolio Review
- 1x1 Q&A lunch/coffee meeting
- Tour of Mentor's Office
- Attend an Industry Event together
- Tour of the D&D/A&D together
- Career Counseling
- Interview preparation advice
Requirements for Participation
- Must be an active ASID Student or Emerging Professionals Member
- Must be a full-time student in their Junior/Senior year in good standing or a recent graduate within 2 years of graduation
- Must complete the Mentee Application
- Must be an active ASID Member
- Must be employed in the field of Interior Design
- Explore the world of work through interaction with professionals in the field of Interior Design
- Gain an experienced Interior Designer’s perspective projects, portfolios, etc.
- Identify long-term professional development needs.
- Realize the value of networking.
- Develop a meaningful professional relationship over a specified period of time.
- Contribute to the professional development of future Interior Designers.
- Identify potential interns and new hires for their firm/company.
- Assist students/EP’s in beginning successful careers.
- Give something back to the Interior Design profession.