UX Tree Mentorship Programme

The UX Tree is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative, UX Mentorship Programme, focused on mentorship and career development.

Our idea is to pair grads and early-stage designers with experienced professionals in the UX industry who share similar career journeys, to develop their professional skills and help bridge the gap between education and the workplace.

The UX Mentorship Programme will begin in September 2022 and conclude in January 2023.

1st July 2022

Applications opening date

10th August 2022

Applications closing date

25th August 2022

Mentor Selections announcing date

1st September 2022

Programme starting date

Mentorship goals

The basis of a mentoring relationship is a conversation. However, if there’s no direction or end goal to frame these conversations, it’ll be a waste of time for both the Mentor and Mentee.
That’s why in UX Tree, we decided to spice things up by introducing the assignment for the Mentee. This assignment needs to be completed in four-months time, with ongoing support from Mentor.

Other examples of Mentee’s goals for a mentoring relationship could be:

  • Improving soft skills
  • Networking
  • Learning the workplace culture
  • Gain visibility for potential promotions
  • Improving problem-solving skills

👉 Read about Top 5 benefits of getting a Mentor

Examples of a Mentor’s goals for helping their Mentee may be:

  • Improving leadership skills
  • Growing a guide reputation
  • Sharpening communication skills
  • Gaining new perspectives

👉 Read about Top 5 benefits of becoming a Mentor

Plan and project

The program will be fully virtual, so meetings between Mentee and Mentor will take place using web conferencing software such as Slack and Zoom.

During the program, Mentees will be receiving ongoing design feedback from their Mentors and peer support from our community via our Slack channel.

Upon finishing the program, Mentees will submit the case study. Once reviewed and approved, both will get a certificate to add to thei LinkedIn and portfolio page.

Interested in helping someone with UX, or you need help?

Whether you’re looking for a mentor; or looking to become one – you’ve come to the right place.