How does mentorship work in UX Academy?

Your mentor acts as your design coach, answering design questions, helping you with your portfolio, and giving you career advice and tips on things like time management. They will also give tactical feedback, critique your submissions, and help you develop your skills.

Before the course begins, each student fills out a short pre-course survey, where we collect more information on your background and post-course goals. We use this information, along with your location (we have mentors all over the world), to pair you up with mentors who'd be a good match.


Cohorts launching Jan 2023, and onward:

  • Part-time (20 hrs/wk) students have 1 mentor session per week for 30 weeks and should attend 15 Group Crits by the end of Phase 2.
  • Full-time (40 hrs/wk) students have 2 mentor sessions per week for 15 weeks and should attend 10 Group Crits by the end of Phase 2.