UX Academy Mentorship

Our UX Mentorship Program

What do you get with our free UX design mentorship program?

Starting a career in the UX industry can be challenging but also incredibly rewarding.

One piece of advice we usually give our students at the end of a course is to find a mentor who can guide their next steps and help them grow while answering their questions along the way. However getting dedicated time from a UX professional and first hand advice is not always easy.

The UX Academy Mentorship program integrates our UX Courses and provides additional support to ensure students’ success while they are still learning. Mentorship sessions are made available every week for the entire duration of a course, allowing students extra time with a dedicated tutor.

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How It Works

Duration

    – Mentorship is available on a weekly basis, between classes, for a duration of 30 minutes.

     – Ideally it should be provided a couple of days after last class and a few days before the next one, so that students in need of support on the project can use mentorship to get feedbacks and guidance. For example, if class is on Tuesday, mentorship could be provided on Thursday or Friday.

     – The 30-minute time slots should be made available at a similar time as class (i.e. 6pm to 8pm).

Group Mentoring

     – Since students work in groups, mentorship is provided to the entire team.

     – 1:1 mentorship can be provided instead of the group one in case the team doesn’t require support (so the time slot is available), or in specific occasions, i.e. students that are struggling with the course material or students that couldn’t attend class and need help after going through the slides.

     – 1:1 mentorship is not pushed during the course since we cannot provide it for all students. It is up to the mentor to evaluate if there is availability for it.

Voluntary

    – On a weekly basis each team can decide if they need mentorship and directly book a time slot with the tutor.

     – The use of tools such as Calendly is highly advised, since it makes it easier to manage.

     – Teams are not expected to book a mentorship every week but only when they actually need it.

What It Covers

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During mentorship students can take advantage of the tutor’s experience and knowledge to:

1. Get feedback and support on funwork/project.
2. Remove blockers.
3. Ask follow up questions on course tools and methodologies.
4. Understand how to manage client requests and expectations.
5. Discuss UX life and get career advice.
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What It Doesn't Cover

Mentorship is not meant to be a repetition of the class for those who couldn’t attend. Students are expected to read the class material and get support from their team before addressing the mentor with any additional questions. 

Mentorship cannot be used to solve team fights or issues. Each group is expected to work together in a professional and collaborative way and to solve problems without the intervention of a mentor.

What We Expect From Students

In order to make the most out of the 30 minutes UX mentorship, we expect students to arrive prepared, to have clear questions in mind, and to have reviewed the class material.

What Our Students Are Saying

"Whole team of UX Academy was supportive along the whole course. Quickly reacting, offering information and help. I am really impressed by the level of competence presented by the teacher. And of course what cannot be overestimated, providing contact with real clients and engaging students in developing real products, this is a very important and valuable factor of this course."
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Asia Dechnik
Visual Designer
"I was so impressed with UX Academy. The content is expansive and the instructors are extremely knowledgeable. The course setup is well thought out and its fantastic you get to work on a real-life product. I’ve done a few courses and this is by far up there with the best. You feel well prepared for stepping into a role as a Product Designer. It’s great value for money."
Dan Perry
Dan Perry
Multimedia Designer
"The course was very engaging and I enjoyed learning about Product Design. I already had pass knowledge about UX but this course helped plug in the gaps and help me become a stronger UX/ product designer. The teachers were very good at explaining all the different elements and stages and were very approachable. It’s a great course."
Alpa Pankhania
Alpa Pankhania
UX Manager

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