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Mentoring gave me so much confidence

Friday 05 February 2021

In her final year, Nimisha was matched with mentor David Palmer, an experienced graphic designer.

"I wanted to work with a mentor because I wanted to get experience of the different career paths open to me. I was nervous at first because I was meeting a person I didn’t know, but straight away David was really easy to talk to.

“We met regularly for four months. I wanted to learn more about branding which is his specialism, so he would set me briefs, I would present my work to him and he would give me feedback. It gave me so much more confidence.

“He also helped me with my portfolio, my CV, and what to take to interviews. And when I told him I had a job interview, he did a mock interview with me which really helped me prepare. I got the job and am now working as a graphic design intern.”

Nimisha's mentor David says: "Being a mentor was an incredibly rewarding experience. It really made me think about what advice I could have done with knowing when I was finishing my course."

If Nimisha's experience has inspired you to find a mentor to develop yourself personally and professionally, join our digital platform the Hallam Collective.

The Hallam Collective is an online global network of Hallam alumni (graduates) who are connecting with each other and offering up career advice and mentoring. 

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