Stride Mentorship Program

“HIT YOUR STRIDE” WITH IIDA WISCONSIN’S MENTORSHIP PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS AND EMERGING PROFESSIONALS.

IIDA WI is excited to announce the second year of STRIDE, a mentorship program that pairs design professionals with area students and emerging designers, will kick off in Madison at a social mixer event on October 6th.  Mentors and Mentees will team up at Field Table, on the Capitol Square, to begin their journey together.  A Milwaukee based event ill be held in November (date and location TBD).

Pairs will be selected based on location, but also matched to ensure areas of interest align. For instance, a mentee with interest in healthcare design, will likely be paired with a designer who works in a healthcare studio at an A&D firm. Don’t know where you want to land? No worries! Committee members will do their best to consider individual preferences, addressed through a series of questions solicited during the program enrollment process, when assigning partnerships.

Each participant will agree to a set of best practice guidelines to ensure a beneficial experience. Mentors will be asked to expose mentees to job responsibilities such as client presentations, jobsite tours, vendor meetings and industry or IIDA events. Similarly, mentees will be asked to document their experiences, keep scheduled commitments and complete a post program survey.        

Each pair will develop goals, agree upon meeting dates and schedules, and review expectations together. Stride is a platform to grow skills of both mentors and mentees and strengthen IIDA’s outreach capabilities for our design community.

NEW FOR 2016! WOULD YOU LIKE TO PARTICIPATE BUT HAVE LIMITED TIME - NO PROBLEM!  WE HAVE ADDED A CATEGORY FOR ONE TIME PARTNERSHIPS OR SPONSOR A FIRM OR SITE VISIT TOUR!  SEE THE SURVEY BELOW AND SELECT WHAT WORKS WITH YOUR SCHEDULE.

Interested in participating?  Please fill out the appropriate survey to get started. 

Professional Survey

Emerging Professional Survey

Student Survey