Sunday, February 16, 2014

AIAS Professional Mentor Program

The University of Oregon chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) invites interested architects and interns to participate in the AIAS Professional Mentor Program.

This program connects emerging and established professionals with AIAS members to give students insights into a career in architecture. The time commitment is limited: you would meet with your mentee once or twice a month until June, but the service you are providing for the students is invaluable. Mentoring is a major part of our profession and AIAS is trying to extend it to students, the pre-emerging professionals.

If you'd like to be a mentor, the paragraph below is an example of the kind of brief bio to send to with a cc: to Regan Greenhill, the AIAS President this year at

Students will read the blurbs and request mentors. Here’s an example paragraph for a mentor biography:

Alvar Pei van der Wright, AIA
Associate at ABC Architects

Alvar Pei van der Wright graduated with a Master's in Architecture from the University of Napkin Sketches in 2011. Soon after graduation he as hired by ABC Architects where he currently works. He has worked on various projects, two of the main projects are: XYZ University Classroom building and the Main City Promenade. Alvar believes that there is more than just working, but also giving back. With the AIA, he is currently serving as the Associate Director and sits on various committees. 

The AIAS already has commitments from 17 volunteers this year and only needs about five more participants, so contact Regan as soon as you can to sign up and join this important program. 

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