04.08.16 / AGDA WA Mentorship Program / Mould your future

Mould your future
The AGDA (WA) Mentoring program is an unique opportunity for graphic design students to develop their understanding of the industry and build relationships with professional designers. This informal mentoring program can provide an alternative to ‘work experience’ which many professionals find difficult to support or run. Our primary focus is to match like-minded students and professionals.

What is mentoring?
Mentoring generally involves a one-on-one relationship between a professional in a particular field or industry and a final year graphic design student. AGDA WA will assist in matching up the Mentor with the Mentee to ensure that both parties share common interests and passions

The mentoring program will helps foster design skills, improve communication, confidence and networking ability and will offer when needed, moral support, advice, encouragement, inspiration and a good contact in the design community.

Once a mentor and mentee have been matched up. They will determine the degree of contact. It could take the form of a fortnightly get-together, one day a week work experience in the Mentor’s studio, or email access for questions as they come up, or whatever is most likely to work for both parties. During these negotiations, it is important to establish goals and expectations in an informal context.

How does it work?
Our primary focus for the program is to find the best possible match for Mentors and Mentees. As a result, we can’t guarantee that all students will be placed in the program. If we feel that we are unable to match you with the right student, then we will not force an incompatible match.

To apply for the program:

Wrangle up a collection of your design work (Minimum 3 pieces. The more the better). It doesn’t have to be portfolio standard we just need to see the type of work you’re interested in doing. Have this online for us to view.
Go to the following link and fill out an application form agdawa.typeform.com/to/h4RYHU
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To be eligible for the program you must be a current AGDA student member in your final year of studies.

Applications closes 19th August

Want to become a Mentor?
We’re still looking for more professionals to be Mentors for the program. If you’re a practicing creative with more than two years experience and interested in mentoring future designers please contact us at wa@agda.com.au

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