I created a UX design mentorship program to help emerging designers, both recent grads and career changers, land their first full-time UX job. I like to bring in fellow product and UX folks in to give feedback, help conduct mock interviews, and expose my mentees to more people in the industry. There's alot of different ways you can help emerging UX designers, depending on how much time you can share.
Ways you can help out
1. Whiteboard activity: Work with 1-2 people and facilitate a white board exercise. I'll give you all the info you need, you just be there to give feedback and simulate an interview whiteboard exercise. (Must have done these before) Time commitment: 1hr (Date TBD)
2. Portfolio Presentation: Listen and give feedback to 1-2 people presenting their work. Time commitment: 1hr (Date TBD)
3. Conduct mock interview: Facilitate a mock interview and give them feedback at the end. I'll provide questions. Time commitment: 1hr (Date TBD)
4. Give feedback on portfolio: Facilitate a mock interview and give them feedback at the end. I'll provide questions. Time commitment: 30 min OR 1hr (Date TBD)
5. Coffee date: Be open to connect with one of my mentees. Time commitment: 30 min - you pick the time
6. Be a guest judge for a portfolio event: Join me as a guest judge in a portfolio feedback session where we give feedback live and Q&A at the end. Time commitment: 1hr (Date TBD)
7. Be a guest speaker at a workshop: I'll work with you to set up a workshop or talk on a topic that you're passionate about that helps Jr. UX designers. In the past I've hosted workshops about personal branding, storytelling, portfolio building. Time commitment: 1.5hr (Date TBD)
All materials, questions, and information will be provided to you. No prep or prior mentorship experience required.
Must be in tech recruiting, product, UX, or tech field
This is a volunteer contribution, all of the content - including my own does not generate money, it's purely to help people.