The NYC UXPA Mentorship Program

The goal of the NYC UXPA Mentorship Program is to pair UX professionals looking to take the next step in their career with a mentor who has some insight on how to face the associated challenges. In the four years we’ve facilitated this program, our mentees have ranged from recent graduates looking to break into UX, to experienced practitioners trying to move into management, and everywhere in between.


Anyone can be a mentor. (Well, almost anyone.)

  • Do you like helping others?
  • Do you have a UX-related job?
  • Can you spare at least six hours over six months?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, congratulations! You’ve got everything it takes to mentor someone in our program.

Even if you’re a junior practitioner, someone out there is still looking for their first job in UX, and could learn from your experience making that transition.

Are you worried that you don’t have the time? Past mentees have said that over their six months in the program, just a few meetings with their mentor, or a few email exchanges, made a huge impact on helping them achieve their career goals.

Maybe you need some self-improvement too? As you teach others the skills that got you this far, you’ll reinforce those same skills in yourself. Also, your experience as a mentor will be invaluable for any current or future management role.

Want to learn more? Check out the FAQ, or send us an email.


Want to learn the stuff they don't teach in school? 

These days, there are plenty of resources out there that teach the nuts and bolts of UX: how to create wireframes, how to run user interviews, usability best practices, and so on. But it takes more than that to really stand out in our industry.

Whether you’re looking for your first job in the field, wanting to switch from one specialty to another, trying to make the leap from practitioner to manager, or whatever the case might be, we can find someone who can help.

Don’t be worried about whether or not you’re “good enough” to be selected for mentorship; after all, we’re expecting you to need help in at least one aspect of your career. As long as you have clear goals in mind, and can dedicate six months to working one-on-one with one of our mentors to achieve those goals, you can be a successful member of our program.

Want to learn more? Check out the FAQ, or send us an email.

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