2024 Enrollment is now OPEN.
About the Mentorship Program
Launched over ten years ago, the AIGA Philadelphia chapter offers a Mentorship Program that engages professionals in a short-term, one-on-one mentoring relationship with fellow practitioners primarily in the Philadelphia area. Although with these unprecedented times we’re currently offering this program to anyone in the United States to be taken advantage of in the virtual sense.
Each mentoring relationship is unique: you set your individual goals with your partner, drawing on the experience of the mentor and the aspirations and interests of the mentee. Meeting schedules are fully flexible to your schedule. Make time to meet (virtually or in person if you’re comfortable) at least once a month if possible. It’s really dependent on what you’re both capable of taking on.
AIGA Philadelphia provides ongoing support to you during the term and will host a few optional virtual or in-person events.
Who Should Apply?
Mentors: Active professionals—employed or retired—in the field of any design practice, communications, advertising, interactive media, or related areas with a minimum of five years of professional experience. Mentors are encouraged, but not required, to be members of AIGA.
Mentees: All are encouraged and welcomed—there are no restrictions. From someone with several years of experience to an emerging designer or a student in their last year of school (undergrad or graduate)—whomever you are, if you seek mentorship, apply!
While we do our best to place most applicants in the program, we have a limited number of slots available each term.
What is the cost?
There is no fee to join the program.
Are in-person meetings required?
It’s perfectly acceptable to have an entirely virtual mentoring partnership. Mentor and mentee pairs are welcome to meet in person if both are comfortable with it, but there is no mandate to do so. We will do our best to match mentors and mentees who asked to meet in person, hybrid, or virtually.
Please contact our mentorship directors, Tammy Mann and Hannah Strayline.
Sponsor this program
Partnering with AIGA Philadelphia as a corporate sponsor is a beautiful way to show your support for our organization and take advantage of an excellent advertising opportunity for your business.
For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact our mentorship directors Tammy Mann or Hannah Strayline.
Graphics by Tammy Mann