Through a partnership with representative professional organizations, the College of Architecture and Planning offers a great mentorship program. The partnering organizations include: The American Institute of Architects, The American Society of Landscape Architects and The American Planning Association.
The mentorship program gives you a resource outside the College for professional development. Mentorship assignments are based on mutual professional interests, practice profile and intellectual engagement in the particular discipline. An individual mentorship program is mutually designed by both you (the protégé) and the mentor to meet individual goals. Activities can involve:
- Site visits
- Project reviews
- Attending open public meetings
- Studio critique
- Portfolio review
- Discussing questions of professional development
The mentorship programs are voluntary on behalf of both you and your mentor, and the actual duration is also determined by both parties. As a result of the nature of the program, mentorship participation is not for academic credit and does not involve fees or remuneration.
Mentorship assignments are recommended for the last two years of undergraduate programs and anytime during graduate studies. Forms and Ethics Agreement can be accessed through the individual department.