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IIDA Student Mentoring Program

We know priorities have shifted during these trying times, and it’s more important than ever to stay connected with the design community. The mentoring window has been extended through June 5, 2020. We encourage students and mentors to connect virtually over the next several months, and have created guides for mentors and mentees alike to reflect that mentorships will be virtural. Please reach out to with any questions or needs.
Resources for Connecting Virtually:
IIDA Student Mentoring Program

The IIDA Student Mentoring Program is one of the most dynamic mentoring programs in the interior design industry. IIDA pairs more than 1,000 students and mentors throughout the U.S. to take students out of the classroom and into the real world of interior design.

Design students (mentees) are matched 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.

Congratulations to the 2019 Wilsonart Essay Competition Winner

Amalia Morejon

The Foundation Trustees are pleased to announce that Dianne Engell, Student IIDA, from El Centro College is the winner of of the 2019 Wilsonart Essay Competition and the recipient of the $1,000 cash award. In her winning essay, Engell shares her Student Mentoring Program experience at Gensler in Dallas, Texas.

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