ADPList Genius Hours #7: Build an Organic Mentor-Mentee Relationship



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​About Career Success Edition

​ADPList Genius Hours: Career Success Edition is where design mentors come together to provide tips and insights into the how-to's and what should I do's of building and maintaining a successful career that aligns with your goals.

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​Build an Organic Mentor-Mentee Relationship β€” Mentorship is an important part of career development but not everyone knows what the best practices are or how to maintain these types of professional relationships. Our guest speakers today will share their tips and first-hand experiences so that you can make the most out of your professional mentorship.

​ADPList Host πŸŽ‰

β€‹πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Ying Yao β€” Senior UX Designer at Honeywell

​Ying (she/her) is a UX and product designer at Honeywell. She kicked off her career creating digital solutions for Fortune 500 clients before transitioning to enterprise UX to tackle B2B product challenges. In addition to being an ADPList mentor, she's also the co-organizer ofΒ Ladies that UX Atlanta, a design community focused on career growth, community learning, and building relationships among diverse women and non-binary folx.

​Fun fact:Β In her previous life, Ying broadcasted smooth jams through the airwaves of Atlanta as a radio DJ 🎧

​Guest Speakers πŸŽ™οΈ

β€‹πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ Chris Adolphus β€” Design Lead at Chaka

​Chris is a designer who is very particular about creating intentional designs, that addresses humans needs and meets business goals.

​Fun Fact: He almost became a professional footballer and still wants to play football professionally ⚽️

β€‹πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Jarell Alvarez β€” Product Designer at Copperleaf

​Whether it's reading adult fantasy novels, creating homemade sourdough, feeling creative to kick food cravings, planning out community events and hangouts or researching the best board game to present to his group next, Jarell crafts a unique life for someone who wants to give back to people and try to do the most for others everyday. He is a huge advocate for storytelling and any medium that will exemplify that.

​Fun Fact: He couldn't speak until I was 4 years old! πŸ‘Ά

β€‹πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Summer Zhang β€” Product Design Lead at Compass Digital Labs

​Summer is currently a Product Design Lead at Compass Digital Labs which is the innovation and technology business under Compass Group, the world's largest contract foodservice company. She is passionate about creating delightful experiences to help improve people's lives. She has worked with incredibly talented people across different sectors including United Nations, Bank of Montreal, UNICEF to make big impacts.

​Fun Fact: She has visited over 100 cities around the world! ✈️


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