Recess exists for people to explore their creative curiosity in a safe and engaging space: we intend to spark interests and help people find something new to explore in a playful and less serious way, beyond their 9-5. But what happens when this sparked interest becomes a fire?
We put office hours in place for people who are more than curious about pursuing creativity — these are people who are looking to put the reps in to build their skills and eventually use their newfound skills as a side-hustle-turned-career. The Recess team has over 20+ years of collective experience in arts and technology. We’ve built digital products, put on 300+ attendee events, and provide video production, photography, web development, graphic design, user experience and product development services for clients. We’d like to provide cup-of-coffee mentorships on a bi-weekly/monthly basis for people who have a project in mind that can help them put in their reps.
How it works
- Fill out an interest form
- A Recess team member will contact you within a week to discuss your goals and outcomes outlined in the interest form
- Meet with your mentor weekly/biweekly for up to 6 sessions for project-based technical skill building and mentorship.
- Present a final project to mentor and Recess Core for feedback/presentation practice (this could be optional, depends on the agreed upon project and deadline)
- Send feedback form to mentor/mentee
The ideal candidate
- Have a clear goal for what you’d like to achieve; Can articulate their goals and what their expected outcome is (it would be helpful if the candidate had a SMART goal in mind. If they don’t, this could be workshopped at the beginning of the session)
- A self-starter; to be prepared for meetings with completed tasks/relevant questions (remember that the mentor’s time is volunteered time)
- Open minded
- Commit to bi-weekly/weekly meetings (IRL or online) with your mentor for 4-6 sessions. Provide feedback on your progress with your mentor via a short report.
- Present a final project at the end of the program.
The ideal mentor
- A practicing professional
- Can share relevant knowledge from a professional perspective