220 College of Design Mentors still needed

The College of Design has received almost 300 student applications for mentors this year, an all-time high.

Mentors are needed in the following fields:

  • Architecture
  • Apparel Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Housing Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Interactive Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Retail Merchandising

Mentors are matched with students one to one and assist them with career exploration, networking, project critiques, and skill building, based on student needs and interests. This is an excellent opportunity to work with students while sharing advice and professional experience, which is especially valued in today's job market.

The program begins November 4, 2009 with a Kick-off and Orientation event and runs through mid-April 2010. Other meetings and conversations are arranged between mentor and student to suit individual schedules, and average about two hours per month.

Sign up to become a mentor now. Applications are due by Friday, October 9, 2009.

For more information and a link to the online application, visit the program Web site or contact College to Career Coordinator Lucy Reile at lreile@umn.edu or 612-624-1245.