RGD's Mentorship Program pairs Provisional RGD Members with Certified RGDs who have the knowledge and experience to help foster professional career growth within the design industry.
This latest round of the Program, beginning in July 2019, paired 16 Mentors and Mentees. Pairings were selected specifically based on mutual interests, career backgrounds and goals.
We hope to launch a new set of RGD and Provisional RGD Mentors in late September with a deadline for applications in November.
The Structure of the Program
For a period of 6-9 months, Mentees participate in 6 sessions with their Mentor, approximately 1 hour each. Sessions can be held locally or virtually depending on the locations of the Mentor and Mentee. For every Provisional RGD not selected by one of our Mentors, RGD will work to identify a similar RGD Mentor in the industry.
Once the pairing has been finalized, the Mentee and their Mentor are ready to start the program! RGD provides a list of suggested discussion topics, however, it is completely up to Mentee and Mentor to decide what to cover in each session.
If you've recently graduated from a post-secondary program or have 8 or less years of professional experience, you are eligible to become a Provisional Member. All you have to do is complete the application form, provide proof of graduation, and have your portfolio reviewed. Click here for more information on Provisional membership.