How does mentorship work in Foundations?

Before you begin your Foundations course, you’ll be asked about your scheduling and availability, to ensure you’re paired with someone with whom you’re compatible in that regard. One good thing to note is that while we’ll make sure that we match you with someone that is available in the times you denote, we do not match based on timezone/location. We’ve found that being in the same location as your mentor has no effect on student success, outcome, or course completion. 

Feedback from your mentor will be twofold! Everytime you submit a version of a project that you work through to the Designlab platform, your mentor will get back to you with specific written commentary within 24-48 hours. Additionally, you’ll have video call sessions with your mentor as you move through the coursework, to have the opportunity to talk more thoroughly about questions, projects, and feedback. 

You’ll have 8 mentorship sessions overall, and they’re meant to be utilized at a rate of one mentor session per unit. Each session will be approximately one hour long, and take place over a meeting app such as Zoom or Google Hangouts.

One good thing to note is that if you have to reschedule a mentorship session, you must do so more than 24 ahead of time, otherwise your session will be forfeited. Forfeiting 2 or more mentorship sessions will be taken into consideration when reviewing your application for UX Academy as per the prerequisites.