Gain Insight into the Animation and VFX Industries
Get seasoned advice on what life in the industry is really like in these industries from women currently working within it
Make connections in the Industry
Start building your industry connections and gain access to professional channels that might not have otherwise been known to you
Build a career plan with advice from those who are where you want to be
Set goals and objectives and learn how to plan for a successful future in VFX and/ or Animation with advice from some of the industry's top female professionals.
Use online Slack Channels to have your questions answered
No need to work your schedule around someone else's. Rather, seek advice when it's convenient for you via web-based slack channels
Encourage the next generation of female talent
Share your knowledge, skill and experience to help shape the career of the next generation of women in VFX and Animation
No Awkward Coffees - Mentor students online when it's convenient for you
Using online slack channels, mentoring is at your convenience via your mobile or computer
Get trained on how to help students make informed career decisions
Learn how to utilise your invaluable experience in the workplace to help underserved students get off on the right foot
Enjoy ongoing support and guidance whenever you need it
The Prospela team (and your fellow mentors!) are on hand to personally support you throughout your e-mentoring experience.
Steps to becoming a Mentee
1Sign up as a Mentee here at ProspelaComplete our 5-min sign-up form, which will help us match you with real employees
2Complete your online trainingIt takes just 10 min and you'll learn the fundamentals of mentoring, how to build your professional network and make the most your new connections!
3Get introduced to your E-Mentor!You'll receive your E-Mentor's profile. We'll prep you and help you nail your introduction to get started!
4Enjoy ongoing support & advice from ProspelaIt's not just your E-Mentor who'll be with you along the way. The Prospela team are on-hand to support you as you progress!
1Complete the E-Mentor application form here at ProspelaComplete our 5-min sign-up form, which will help us match you with your Mentee(s)
2Complete your online trainingIt takes just 10 min and will help you better understand your role, how to manage your mentee(s), and the best approach to giving advice & feedback to young people from underserved backgrounds
3Get introduced to your Mentee(s)!You'll receive your Mentee's profile. We'll prep you and help you introduce yourself
4Enjoy ongoing support & advice from ProspelaThe Prospela team (and your fellow E-Mentors!) are on-hand to support you as your mentoring relationships progress and whenever you need us!
Hear from the Prospela community!
Prospela is a relaxed, supportive and friendly platform for e-mentoring, where you can find mentoring guidance and bounce ideasKatie Prospela Mentor (works in VFX at Framestore)
My mentees inspire me to challenge my own creative juices. It gives me full creativity which is a nice change from my day-to-day job!Davi Prospela Mentor (works at Escape Studios/Pearson)
It's a pleasure to observe my mentee's success. Talking on-the-go is nice and easy and professionals of all levels can get involved. You don't have to be the boss to start helping pull others up the ladder!Harj Prospela Mentor
It's been fantastic adding an extra experienced set of eyes to my MA work. I've been able to ask questions I wouldn't feel comfortable asking in the usual setting when you meet industry professionals.Tom Student & Aspiring Character Animator, Wales
It brightens up my day when I see my Prospela messages!Sophie Aspiring Animator, Portsmouth
My mentor helped me with post-16 applications, school work, ideas and projects to expand my skills. It's really easy and quick to talk to her and shes really friendly.Laura Yr 11 Student & Aspiring Illustrator, London