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Hey Rhyan, thanks for doing this interview! When did you start using MentorColor, and why?

I began using MentorColor in April 2022. The bootcamp that I participated in provided us with a free trial subscription. I started using it to connect with professionals in positions that I wanted to know more about so that I could identify my transferable skills and help me to prepare my resume for landing a job.

What did you expect when you signed up?

I didn’t really have very many expectations, this type of program is really quite new. I just went in prepared to ask lots of questions and be respectful and not waste any mentor’s time.

Can you tell us more about the mentor(s) you’ve worked with?

Well, I worked with two mentors, the first was Alexis Mobley, an Executive Coach and Organizational Consultant. I chose to connect with her because she was one of few black women mentors that I found, and she also works in project management, which is an area that I was interested in. She was instrumental in helping me to revise my resume and she also provided me with resources that I could use to gain more knowledge about project management. The other mentor that I worked with was Mark Ehehardt, Sr Director/ Head of Product Design at Visa, who works in UX design. Mark also was very helpful in helping me to understand what exactly UX designers do and provided me with some resources to pivot into that space.

What were your goals for the mentorship? 

My goal was to connect with experts in positions that I wanted to be in so that I could perform well on interviews and land a job.

What was the outcome of your mentorship? What do you do now?

My mentorship has had a positive impact on my career trajectory. In June 2022, I landed a project management position with OBO Group.

Would you recommend MentorColor?

I would absolutely recommend MentorColor to young professionals, anyone interested in transitioning into tech, and even those already in the field. The mentors are an excellent resource and can give you advice and guidance that you might not otherwise receive in an academic or job setting.

What advice can you give to people who have similar goals?

Do your research - you don’t know what you don’t know, be open to learning new things and exploring new paths.

Remain committed -  starting a new career path isn’t easy but the rewards will be great if you are committed. Make a plan for how you intend to reach your goals and stick to it.

Use your resources - this goes along with doing your research, there are many opportunities available, you just may need to do a bit of digging to find them. If you’re lucky enough to have a subscription to MentorColor, use it! The mentors want to help you and want to see you succeed.

Any other words? Where can we follow your journey?

I’m so happy to have been connected with MentorColor at the time that I did. I truly appreciate the founders for creating it as well as the wonderful mentors who volunteer their time to help and encourage others. I look forward to becoming a mentor once I have a bit more experience under my belt. In the meantime, you can follow my journey on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhyanldavis/

About the author

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Boina BABU

Founder at MentorColor
I am a co-founder at MentorColor and used to be a Data scientist at Spotify with a business background. We started MentorColor because we think there is a huge inequality gap today in the Tech ecosystem. I started my career in Finance ...