The Ace Mentor Program – Living the Future Today

By: Jill Mendoza For several years, IDO Associates have volunteered as mentors who help inspire high school students to pursue careers in design and construction. The ACE Mentor Program is a not-for-profit organization, formed under Section 501(c)3 of the District of Columbia in 2002.  A history of the organization can be viewed here.  Thanks to the dedication of ACE’s mentors… Read More

Congratulations!…Now What?

By: Sara Kotarski   Happy May, and Happy Graduation for many! It seems like just yesterday I was saying goodbye to my home of four years and walking away as an alumna of Michigan State University’s Interior Design program. A lot has happened in those two years since graduation. I’ve lived in 3 states, worked 3 jobs, and rented 2… Read More

ACE Mentoring: Engage, Excite, & Enlighten

By: Lindsay Ferro With graduation soon approaching for many students, I can’t help but remember when I was a high school senior getting ready to walk across the stage and begin a whole new chapter of my life. It was just a short EIGHT years ago that I graduated from high school. (It’s crazy how time flies!) I can easily… Read More

Indiana Interior Design Programs

By: Yvonne Rush & Lindsay Ferro As mentors in the ACE program and often active still in speaking at our Alma Mater, we love educating future and current students about Interior Design! As the Indianapolis City Center Student Affairs Chair for IIDA Indiana, I (Yvonne) was recently researching what schools in Indiana offer Interior Design Programs. After reading how many schools… Read More