Can you think back into your life to someone who you admire? Perhaps this is someone who is very successful in their career, their family life, or even socially? It is very likely that this person had a mentor.
A good mentor will help you stay accountable to your goals, they will help you pay attention and stay on track. When you get frustrated and want to give up they understand the problems because they have been there themselves and can provide insight on how to solve the problems that you are facing.
Mentors are invaluable for so many reasons, but essential for providing knowledge, motivation, advice and counsel, encouragement when you need it most, help with personal development and so much more. If you are lucky enough to find a mentor who can be all of these things to you, you will have an advantage over many others, because you have a secret weapon that can take you to the top!
The mentors we will introduce you to have worked in tech for many years and know the good and bad of working in the business and can help guide you on the hurdles that you face.
THE PROGRAM: OCUX brings you Mentor Match at our next UX Speed Networking event. During this event three senior level tech mentors will meet and choose two mentees apiece to develop a relationship with and help the mentees with their goals and aspirations.
THE PROCESS: If you are interested in being considered to be a mentee bring your business card or resume and hand one off to all three of your potential mentors during the event on Thursday, Feb. 6. They will pick from the business cards and resumes they receive that night.
Senior User Experience Researcher, MIND Research Institute
Alesha Arp is a Senior User Experience Researcher whose work has informed the design of software platforms, digital and physical spaces, and business processes. At MIND Research Institute, her plate and heart are full with UX research, CX strategy and impactful design of digital, physical, and experiential products for Kindergarten through high school students and educators
Vice president of product, Xpansive
Motivated product & technology leader with over fifteen years of experience building teams in architecting, developing and scaling data analytics and collaboration software platforms.
Sr. Experience Designer at Beckman Coulter
Jermaine R. is an experience designer with 20+ years in communication design. His background includes conducting VOC studies, Interaction Design, Prototype Creation and User Testing. I'm also a member of The Branding Lab (founder), LA User Experience Group, International Web Design Association.
We are hosting a small-scale event using a mock speed dating format that allows you to quickly make connections with mentors and friends.
Here's how it will work:
Meet at the venue and socialize. Check in with Eleanor and Shanaya. Shraddha will introduce the three mentors participating.
You'll be given a set of questions and paired off with someone you don't know including the mentors, then be given 10 mins to learn as much about each other as possible. When you are seated in front of the mentors give them your business card or resume if you would like them to consider you to be their mentee. You'll have 6 rounds to meet others.
More socializing and continued conversation
You'll be added to the OCUX Slack channel to connect with your new peers!
This is a 21 and over, no-host event. You will be responsible for your own food and drink.
***Waitlist will be enforced!! Please update your RSVPs as the date draws closer so people who actually want to go can go! Thank you!!***