Call for Interior Design Mentors for ASID Real World Design Week Nov. 4 – 10

National job shadowing program connects student designers with professional mentors for a day.

WASHINGTON, D.C.--RealWorld DesignWeek, the annual nationwide mentoring program created by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), is scheduled to take place during the week of Nov. 4 – 10, 2012. ASID has had more than 4,000 members participate since the program launched in 2007 and this year has already surpassed the record-setting numbers from 2011. 

RealWorld DesignWeek is the first national program aimed at educating future interior designers through in-person experience. The program is open to all members, free of charge, and pairs ASID student members with interior design professionals and ASID Industry Partners. This experience has consistently been named one of the most rewarding programs for ASID members, and is also the only national volunteer opportunity for all 30,000 members to participate in regardless of membership category or location.

ASID member companies and individuals can visit to sign up to host a student for one day in November. Examples of RealWorld DesignWeek activities include:

-Attending client meetings, team meetings and vendor meetings

-Visiting the design center

-Touring past projects and construction sites

-Exploring library materials

-Reviewing bookkeeping basics

-Reviewing client binders and/or contracts

-Reviewing student's resume and/or portfolio

-Demos of CAD, Revit, SketchUp or other software programs