It can be a lonely time for university students and graduates, trying to understand your future goals, sending off job applications and work experience requests. Many often feel unsure whether they are doing everything correctly.
Mentorship can be a useful way for students to gain that little bit of confidence and reassurance from those with first-hand experience.
In this week's podcast, we talk to both the mentor and the mentee about their journey and what this informal professional relationships means to them.
BBC broadcast journalist Theo Chikomba put out a call-out on social media at the start of the year, offering to mentor five students. One of those successful applicants was Ishwari Yardi who studies film, photography and media at the University of Leeds.
We discuss the ins and outs of doing a mentorship during a global pandemic and national lockdown and how Chikomba's experience has helped Yardi hit her development goals.
NB: Tweet below was later clarified that the deadline was "3 February 2020"
🚨Mentor Alert🚨— Theo. 🇿🇼 (@tchikomba1712) January 3, 2020
As a recent graduate, I understand that making the transition from education is competitive.
I’m looking to give advice to 5 students. All you need to do is fill this in:https://t.co/hFNfUL6LQ0
DEADLINE: 3rd February 2019 – Good luck! pic.twitter.com/MwoGlCkINt
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