Fantastic! You should have received a confirmation email from us. (Please reach out to [email protected] if you haven’t.) When you apply for Bridge and indicate your interest in a new design role, your application and portfolio will become visible to us and our hiring partners. We review applications on a rolling basis and if there's a fit with one of our partners, we'll send you an email introduction. Introduction requests from partners will be sent via email (to whichever email you provided when applying to Bridge), so please keep an eye on your inbox! This begins your interview process with the company, which may include an introductory phone call, onsite interview to meet team members, portfolio presentation and possibly a design challenge.
One of the benefits of applying through Bridge is that our partners prioritize Bridge applicants and we’ll support you throughout the process by providing portfolio reviews, practice presentations, general interview tips, advice during the offer stage, and more. Our partners may eventually extend you an offer, generally for a long-term, full-time position. If you join, they can nominate you to participate in Bridge.
If you indicated on your application that you’re only interested in a professional development program, the Designer Fund team will review your application and may reach out to you for a discussion to determine your eligibility and your employer’s interest in sponsoring your participation.