Ashish literally spent hours on call with me so we could go through my application, making sure every detail was perfect before I sent it in, and no mentor has ever given me that much time out of their busy schedule!
"As an international student at Berkeley, I often felt like my voice was drowned out by the endless sea of underclassmen, all eager to share their own unique stories and each headed in a different direction. In such a crowd, it’s difficult to find a community you can belong to and depend on, while also building the skills that would distinguish you from the rest. Navigating this fine balance is hard for all students in their collegiate experiences, and only one thing set me up for success despite that obstacle: mentorship. Edith is one of the very few opportunities that international students can conveniently access to build their network in an unfamiliar country, while also cultivating a community of like-minded students who are going through similar recruitment processes.
Through Edith, not only did I find an incredible mentor, I also found students across the US who could relate to my professional experiences and career aspirations. Tapping into this community means you won’t be alone when making your way through the daunting process of finding opportunities, and that manifests in a million ways. Ashish literally spent hours on call with me so we could go through my application, making sure every detail was perfect before I sent it in, and no mentor has ever given me that much time out of their busy schedule!
I’m now able to access resources I previously couldn’t, leverage connections I didn’t even have last year, and learn about industries I’m interested in, even outside the Berkeley ecosystem. That’s what I love about Edith, it’s committed to your success no matter where you’re from or where you want to be. Edith truly aims to equip you with any tools you need to build the future of your dreams!
Spotlight: Luke Bender
Computer Science, Philosophy @ Duke
"A lot of mentors I've had ended after only a few surface-level calls. With Edith, I now have a group of people invested in my long-term success."
Spotlight: Cem Koc
Software Engineer @ Apple
"I was very interested in the mathematical aspects of computing, but no one in my friend group was interested in doing it. That felt really lonely. Because of this, I've accumulated a lot of experience that I want to give back to students who are also feeling alone."
Spotlight: Ashish Bhatt
Consultant @ L.E.K. Consulting
"In my opinion, the only way to make a meritocracy is by ensuring everyone has access to a mentor. Some people are naturally born with mentors from their family or network, and they start on an uneven playing field. But if everyone has a mentor who will guide and vouch for them, then it's really about execution - not where you were born or who you know."