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How our Mentorship program works

Minimum of 8 hours of 1:1 mentorship

You'll be matched with your mentor for a four-month-long mentoring relationship.

Certificate of Completion

At the end of the program, after you submit your case study, you'll receive a certificate of completion.

Mentee support

We'll give you the assignment to work on. You'll be receiving ongoing design feedback from the assigned Mentor.

1:1 networking opportunities

You'll be communicating with other mentees and mentors in the community, where you can build your network.

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What our Mentees say

We asked our Mentees about their overall satisfaction regarding the Program they completed. This is what they said.

Dylan

Dylan, UX/UI Masters Student

"Taking part in the UX Tree mentorship program provided me with a great opportunity to undertake a design project under the guidance of an industry professional. The program provided me with an excellent opportunity to build my skillset, learn about the industry and create a detailed portfolio ready project. The guidance and expertise of my mentor was extremely beneficial.."

Feargal

Feargal, UX Designer @ Xwerx

"The UX Tree Mentorship programme has been a great opportunity for me to develop my skills in UX while working alongside an experienced designer. Throughout the programme my mentor has been fantastic offering their enthusiastic support at every stage. My confidence approaching job interviews grew while taking part and my mentor was always there with calming advice and reassurance.."

Karl_M

Karl, UX/UI Masters Student

"The products I designed in college were all made from scratch so this programme was a great opportunity to redesign or improve an existing product. The work I produced will be a great addition to my portfolio and will increase the variety of my work. I learnt a lot about the UX process.."

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Summary of achievements

What our Mentors & Mentees achieved

Mentee's skills increased

in Research, Prototype & Design

Mentor's skills increased

in Leadership & Communication

Net Promoter Score

Our overall NPS was 100 (Mentors & Mentees)

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Frequently Asked Questions

There is an admin fee of โ‚ฌ200 for Mentees, which they can pay at once or in 4 instalments.

First, you have to fill in the application form. After that, we’ll schedule a call with you to discuss your profile and career challenges. We’ll let you know after the call if you were selected for the program.

You can join this program from any location in Europe.
Most of our Mentors and Mentees are situated in Ireland, but we are accepting applications from entire Europe – given you’re an excellent English speaker.

We encourage an average commitment of 8 hours over the four months, 2 hours a month. These can be at a time and duration to suit both parties.

The UX Tree Mentorship Programme will run for approximately four months.

At this moment, unfortunately, we don’t offer a financial contribution to mentors for their mentoring time.

However, we strongly believe that there are many other benefits of being a mentor beyond financial compensation, and our mentors think so too. They are mentoring because they want to help people, but also to improve their leadership and communication skills.

We match mentees with mentors based on the information provided in the application form. Although mentees canโ€™t select a specific mentor, we make sure that we match them with the best possible mentor for their goals.

After you meet your mentor/mentee for the first time, you can let us know if you think that the mentor/mentee is not a good fit for you and request a rematch.

A no-show is defined as missing your scheduled appointment without informing the other party.

We developed our No-Show policy because we take a serious commitment towards behaviour that goes against the trust and safety of our community.

How we reinforce our no-show policy:

  • Monitor the reason for a no show.
  • Recognise if the no show behaviour is repeated
  • Report the No-Show via email

Make sure you’ve done following before reporting a No-Show:

  • Send a message (Slack, email) to the other party to see if they are coming
  • Wait 10 minutes before reporting

Steps to report

  • Send an email to valentina@ux-tree.com and explain what happened
  • Feel free to attach the screenshots, if any

What happens next?

  • We will look into inquiry and come back with the best approach on how to successfully resolve each incident based on its context.

Here is our criteria

  • Confirm that both parties have communicated a reason within 24 hours from the receipt of no-show email
  • Define the impact and consequence of the no show
  • Find out if a successful resolution is reached between both parties- i.e a reschedule. If so, the inquiry closes.ย  If not, we proceed to enforce the strike issuance.

Our no-show strike system

  • 1st strike: 2-week suspension
  • 2nd strike: 4-week suspension
  • 3rd strike : Banned

This is mainly up to you.

Our suggestion is Figma, because it’s collaborative, free and it works on Mac and Windows, in-browser or desktop app.
However, if you already have Adobe XD, Sketch or any other tool, feel free to use it.

One of the best apps for capturing and processing research data is Dovetail.ย The alternative is Evolve, not as good as Dovetail when it comes to its features, but you can use it for free for up to 2 projects.

The Lookback app allows you to see and record your users’ screen, face, voice, and touches while testing remotely. The alternative is Maze, where you can test your designs without moderating the session while getting the results back in the form of the quantitative data (free for one project).

You will be invited to our Slack channel once you are chosen for a Mentor/Mentee. You can use Slack to communicate or ask for feedback from any other member of the UX Mentorship Programme 2022.

You will be required to conduct research, to design, and test an interactive digital prototype of an app or a website. You will do most of your work alone, with help provided by your Mentor. You can choose an existing app or a website and redesign it to improve the user experience.

Additionally, you will be required to writeย a case study showing all work you’ve carried out while working on the assignment.ย 

This is mainly up to you.

Working on the assignment shouldn’t take longer than 3 hours per week, but it depends on which stage of the design process you’re at. Sometimes research can take much longer than expected, but it’s not a rule. Maybe you will spend more time creating prototypes or testing; this depends on your working methods.

Writing a case study shouldn’t take longer than one hour per week, but then again – this depends on your writing skills.

Of course. You can check the statistics from 2021,ย as this is everything we have so far.