The 2020 graduating class from Virginia architecture schools is facing unprecedented challenges as they enter the workforce. If you would like to mentor a student and encourage them as they start in the profession, please sign-up below. Our expectation is that you would connect with an assigned graduate 2x a month to keep these young professionals engaged and connected to the profession.

Desired Outcomes

  • Through these forged relationships, keep recent graduates engaged in the profession of architecture during the recovery phase of a global pandemic and troubled economy
  • Assuming personality chemistry is formed, these relationships become long-term friendships which is beneficial for career growth and exposure to career opportunities
  • Good people know good people. Through these relationships, expose these emerging professionals to other AIA members thus expanding their professional network
  • Keep recent architecture graduates in Virginia so that the profession and our own communities can reap the benefits of their contributions and leadership