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Sharing your findings helps you use the wisdom of the local community and national network to quickly gain constructive guidance and resources for your team.
Send regular updates to your mentor and studio leads like DFA RISD|Brown
DFA RISD|Brown sent a newsletter to their studio and mentors to give an update of things happening in their studio. The newsletter went out about every two weeks and was made by the studio leads. RISD/Brown also had biweekly meetings with project leads so they could give updates and ask questions to the studio leads and other project leads.
DFA NU Summer Studio updated their loft page weekly to let their mentor know of their goal for the week, if they are on track to achieving their goal, what progress they made toward the goal since last update and what obstacles are in the way to achieving their goals. Learn more about how to facilitate these updates, called “stands.”
Ask specific questions like DFA Duke
Having a small ask or specific question for your mentor can help you overcome your fear of reaching out to a mentor. Duke leads asked their advisor, Matt Nash, to help them recruit user for their upcoming public workshop!