Skip to main content


Get paired with a Mentor who has knowledge and experience to help you grow your design career

The program provides a chance to connect with an industry professional and benefit from their unique insight.

The Structure of the Program

Over a period of 9 months, you have 6-8 sessions with your Mentor, each about 1 hour in length. Once the pairing has been finalized, you and your Mentor are ready to start the program! RGD will provide a list of discussion topics for each session, however, it is completely up to you and your Mentor what you'll want to cover in each session.


Provisional RGD and Jr Affiliate Members are invited to apply to participate in this Program 2-3 times a year. Each time, a new group of Mentors are available, all of whom are senior professionals working in the industry, offering unique perspectives and advice to their Mentees. Student RGDs are invited to apply to participate 2 times a year to be mentored by a Provisional RGD.

After the deadline, RGD reviews all applications with our Mentors to create pairings. Then we will be in touch to connect you with your Mentor. Over 9 months, mentees schedule up to 6 one-hour sessions with their Mentors. Sessions can be in-person or virtual depending on the location of your Mentor. RGD provides suggested discussion topics but you and your Mentor can decide what to discuss in each session. Any applicant not paired with one of our Mentors will be given the opportunity to participate in the Program with a different Mentor in the industry with similar qualifications.

If you have any questions about the program or you would like to be a Mentor, email