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IIDA Student Mentoring Program


IIDA Student Mentoring Program

The IIDA Student Mentoring Program is one of the most dynamic mentoring programs in the interior design industry. Throughout the country, IIDA pairs more than 1,000 students and mentors, taking students out of the classroom and into the world of interior design.

IIDA will match design students (mentees) with mentors – interior design professionals, manufacturer representatives, dealers, and interior design educators – for one day of job shadowing. IIDA pairs students with mentors based on location.

After students and mentors are paired, they must coordinate the date of the visit to take place during the month of March 2019. Mentors are responsible for choosing a date.


Important Dates

Mentor and Mentee Registration Opens – Thursday, November 15, 2018
Mentor and Mentee Registration Closes – Thursday, January 31, 2019
Notification of Pairings – Monday, February 11, 2019


Sign up for the Student Mentoring Program

The sign-up period is closed.

Congratulations to the 2018 Wilsonart Essay Competition Winner

Amalia Morejon

The Foundation Trustees are pleased to announce that Amalia Morejon, Student IIDA, from Miami Dade College and the IIDA South Florida Chapter, is the winner of of the 2018 Wilsonart Essay Competition and the recipient of the $1,000 cash award. In her winning essay, Morejon shares her Student Mentoring Program experience at IA Interior Architects.

"The Student Mentoring Program allowed me an opportunity to appreciate the true value of my membership with IIDA, by providing exposure to the professional world of Interior Design. There are no easy careers to study; however, provided with guidance every step of the way, any career can become the dream career."

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