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Thanks so much Julia for sharing this opportunity!I've been a part of First Round's mentorship program as a mentee few cohorts ago and could not speak more highly of the experience, towards both the coaching but also friendship I've made with my mentor. There was a wonderful community of founders and operators within the mentorship program itself, and then also a whole host of other amazing "mini-tracks" programs where people in similar functions or interests got together and discussed their expertise and experiences.I highly recommend any Black and Latinx founders & employees to apply for this as it's a program previously available only to those at their portfolio companies.
khanesiahw's profile thumbnail
Hi @teresaman! Can you share your 1 highlight of your experience?
teresaman's profile thumbnail
Absolutely! My mentor and I had a very adaptive structure throughout our weeks of mentorship. We started with being very agenda-focused, with items, questions and takeaways after meeting and it worked incredibly well (I'm pretty OCD when it comes to organization), but as the weeks went on we realized that I ended up just talking to her and mostly going "off" schedule for when we are supposed to meet, and it transformed into something super organic and I think that's where the support and relationship really deepened.TLDR: the conversations are very fluid and were shaped depending on my needs at all times!
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Thank you.
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Here is some past feedback that we also have received from former participants as well: - "My mentor deeply listened to my expressed career desires and gave gentle nudges to go after my goals. I felt fully supported and encouraged throughout the 12-week journey and am grateful for the pairing." - Adaobi Kanu, Mentee in Cohort 8- "I'm so grateful for the time and wisdom that my mentor shared with me and I'm walking away feeling more confident in myself and what I want for my future." - Maggie Lanham, Mentee in Cohort 8- “Each sync-up we talked about my progress towards my goals and we were able to cover some amazing anecdotes from my mentor's career that helped me hone in on what I care about most as I look towards my next career steps. We talked about so many different topics beyond product and careers that I can truly say I'm in a much better place than before we met.” - Sean Paul Echevarria, Mentee in Cohort 8