Dec. 20, 2021

On Mentoring and Mental Health

On Mentoring and Mental Health

Aiden studied IT and finished his degree in 2016, he has previously worked at Apple and PWC and now works as a Technical Trainer @ Microsoft. He is passionate about mental health.

Eric studied commerce at university and has worked in many roles across South East Asia in investing, business development, and communications. He's now an editor at Newsweek.
Both my guests Both guests are working on a project called MentorFold, where they aim to connect up-and-coming Graduates with early-career Mentors.

Read more about this episode and my takeaways
https://www.graduatetheory.com/on-mentoring-and-mental-health/

MentorFold - https://mentorfold.com/
Eric - https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-barker/
Aiden - https://www.linkedin.com/in/b-gun/

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00:00 Aiden and Eric
00:42 Intro
01:36 What was the inspiration behind Mentorfold?
05:22 What are the benefits of having a mentor?
07:21 Friction of Reaching out to Strangers
08:29 What problems do mentors solve?
12:42 The New Job Code
20:31 Challenges Graduates Face and How to Deal with Them
24:46 Aidan and Eric on the Importance of Mental Health
35:49 Checking in with people about their Mental Health
39:10 Aiden and Eric's Advice for Starting Your First Job
44:13 Outro