Find a UX Mentor

The goal of the UX Mentorship Programme 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.

If you are a recent UX graduate, sign up for our UX Tree Mentorship programme and we’ll match you with a Mentor who will help you to improve your skills, but also get you familiar with what working in UX looks like.

👉 Read about Top 5 benefits of getting a Mentor

Application Process for Mentees

We will only take into consideration following:

Mentees with a Degree or Diploma in UX

Mentees with UX Portfolio

Mentees who are excellent English speakers

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

4

months

Duration

1:1

relationship

With mentor

>8

hours

Time commitment

200

admin fee

Or €50/month

Benefits for Mentees

The Programme will be charging an admin fee of €200 for all Mentees, and this is what you get:

  • 1:1 mentorship for four months
  • Case study for your portfolio
  • Access to job opportunities
  • Certificate of completion
  • Lifetime access to our Community
  • Info about our Events and Conferences
  • Swag bag

Fifty percent of our Mentees in 2021 have found a job during or straight after completing the Mentorship Program. Check our statistics and read about what hiring managers are looking for in junior UX designers.

👉 Read the experience one of our Mentees: 3 areas I improved thanks to UX Tree Mentorship Program (and landed a job in UX)

Mentee Application Form

Plan and project

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

During the program, you’ll be receiving ongoing design feedback from your Mentor and peer support from our community via our Slack channel.

Upon finishing the program, you will submit the case study. Once reviewed and approved, you’ll get a certificate to add to your LinkedIn and portfolio page.

Finding your perfect match

The process will go as follows:

  • we’ll review your application, career goals and motivation
  • we’ll schedule a short interview through Zoom, discussing the objectives you hope to achieve in the program and your educational and career background
  • you will be matched with a mentor based on the the skills that you want to learn, and based on the Mentor’s experience

Passing requirements

In order to complete the program and obtain the certificate, Mentees will have to:

Complete the assignment given at the beginning of the Programme

Write a case study on finished assignment

Upon finishing, provide the feedback on the program by completing an evaluation form

Get yourself a Mentor

💡 Did you know that 100% of our Mentees have reported significant improvement in their Research, Prototyping and Design skills after finishing up with the UX Tree Mentorship Programme?

If you are interested in getting yourself a mentor and improving your UX skills, fill in the application form below:

Mentee Application Form

4

months

Duration

1:1

relationship

With mentor

>8

hours

Time commitment

200

admin fee

Or €50/month

Testimonials from Mentees



Feargal
"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. The programme has been a great way to bridge the gap between education and the workplace. My confidence approaching job interviews grew while taking part and my mentor was always there with calming advice and reassurance. I would recommend this programme to anyone looking to continue their career in UX or who want to make the career switch to UX.''
---- Feargal Cassidy, UX Designer @ Xwerx

  Karl
"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 in relation to redesigning an existing UI and evaluating a design's success."
---- Karl McClelland, UX/UI Masters Student

  Dylan
"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 and has helped me to develop a project that I am proud of. I am confident that the lessons I learned during the course of the program will benefit me greatly during my career as a UX designer.''
---- Dylan Reilly, UX/UI Masters Student

  Bria
"As someone taking a leap in my career and entering the UX industry, I’m excited to be working with someone who has the knowledge and experience to share with me. Having a mentor to guide and help me develop within the UX space, I feel, will be paramount to my development. The best way to learn and grow is to have support from enthusiastic peers."
---- Bria Mulholland, UX/UI Masters Student

  Rachel
"Very good for applying information learned in college and applying practical skills"
---- Rachel Kerr, Changing career from being a QA Lead

  Peter
"It gave me excellent practical skills that I can use in my career!"
---- Peter Delaney, Changing career from the film and television industry