“Everytime someone asks me for help, I jump at the opportunity.
Sometimes it’s PMs, sometimes students, but also policy wonks and spa managers.
Mentoring is not about power. It’s not demeaning.
It’s being there to guide someone when they’re not sure what to do.
I try to add the most impact in the shortest amount of time.
I’ll say: ‘Next time you have a crisis, text me. I’ll do my best to reply right away.’
Last week, a student had an interview with a top tech company scheduled for 30 minutes later. She texted me. I called her 5 min later.
Afterwards, I follow up. I ask what advice helped the most. That way I can get better too.”