GriffinShip Program is a structured mentorship/internship program designed to offer undergraduate students and recently graduates an opportunity to gain office experience in a creative environment. This is an incentive based program that offers employment opportunity to ambitious candidates. Our program begins with mentorship and ends with full-time employment.
Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. Having a mentor can elevate your professional capabilities exponentially.
When you take the time to develop a strong mentorship relationship, you get access to a wealth of knowledge and experience, but you also end up with a lifelong friend and potential future business partner. In short, there’s no downside.
What Exactly Is a Mentor? A mentor is a more experienced professional in your field who offers you career guidance, advice and assistance from a real world point-of-view.
Why Should I Bother? A mentorship offers a host of amazing benefits. A good mentor is wise and willing to share his or her knowledge and experiences in order to help you succeed. It’s like having a wonderful trusted ally to go to whenever you’re feeling unsure or in need of support. They can help you set and achieve career goals, make smart business decisions, overcome workplace challenges, learn new skills or simply offer an outside perspective when you’re facing frustrations at work. The benefits are truly endless.
When Should I Get a Mentor? Mentors are helpful regardless of where you are in your career. Whether you’re fresh out of college or are an active student, there are always others who have “been there, done that” from whom you can learn. I encourage everyone to find a mentor at some stage in his or her career. To be successful, one must always be learning and evolving, and even the most experienced professional doesn’t know everything and can benefit to learn from the Mentee.
More than likely, the mentorship relationships of experienced professionals will not look the same as those who are entry-level or mid-career. As long as the person has qualities and knowledge you can learn from, it’s perfectly acceptable.
Who Should Be My Mentor? The choice of person makes a big difference in the success of the relationship and, ultimately, in YOUR success. Look for someone you respect professionally and someone who has a career you’d like to emulate. That doesn’t mean you want to follow in their footsteps exactly; you’re just looking for a person who has had success in your field and someone who embodies the professional characteristics you’re working to achieve.
Of course, you also need to find someone who is willing to be a mentor, is eager to share knowledge, will be open and honest with you, will have time to dedicate to you and is trustworthy.
What’s In It For The Mentor? Some mentors simply believe in the person they are helping and want to see him or her succeed, and that alone is worth the time and energy. As a mentor, you get to pass your wisdom down to the next generation. You have the power to make a huge difference in your industry, your company and even the world.
Phase 1. Career mentorship
Phase 2. Career internship
Phase 3. Freelance
Phase 4. Salary position
A promising candidate’s progress in monitored on a regular basis. One can quickly graduate through the phases to become a full-time employee through proper guidance and supervision.We are excited that you’ve decided to apply for the GriffinShip and we will review all application thoroughly. We promise to let you know when we are finished, or if we need more information.Thank you for showing interest in Griffin Design Studios.