Tyson has been very helpful. He helps me sift through the noise and just focus on what I need to focus on. He also calls me out when I'm making a mistake - we've only been working together for a month, and I feel like I've already made a ton of progress.
I found Edith awhile ago and I, like many other students, was sort of struggling with what my career would look like, especially with COVID. I was trying to figure out things for myself. I've always been proud of having a bias towards action, and what made me really excited about Edith was what it could do for me as a non-technical candidate from a non-target school. I wanted to meet people who could give insight not just into careers, but launching products and going to market with a product.
At the time, I just started my company Dorm Ops and I wanted some early advice for my go to market strategy. I used the free platform on Edith and met a bunch of really awesome people that gave advice that ultimately helped me pivot my company and bootstrap up to 25 employees within a month. Because of that I kept tabs on what Edith was doing, and after I found out about the Fellowship I thought it was a win-win. Financially it was awesome, and I know I have some knowledge gaps that the mentors can help plug. So it's been awesome.
Tyson [Jeremy's mentor] has been very helpful. It can be overwhelming to recruit for product management, and what Tyson does really well is delineates everything I need to do into steps. After being inundated with all the recruiting resources and newsletters, he helps me sift through the noise and just focus on what I need to focus on. Something that he does well that no other programs do is calling me out when I'm making a mistake or not holding myself accountable. It's cool because we've only been working together for a month, and I feel like I've already made a ton of progress.
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: Guneesha Sawhney
Business Administration, Society and Environment @ UC Berkeley
"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!"
Spotlight: Tyson Mao
Product Manager @ Google
"No one really expects a college graduate to really dive deep [on these types of questions], but what if they could? Your ability to stand out gets harder in your career as problems become more complex and expectations are higher, but this is really where a mentor could help you."