A few weeks ago we blogged about the importance of mentorship for programmers, with our focus mainly on how professional programmers can find and cultivate mentor relationships. This week we’re taking a look at how students—who aren’t yet in a professional environment—can find mentors and reap similar benefits.
We’ve already told you all about our Codeversationalist Contest and also what it aims to accomplish, so we wanted to use this week’s blog post as an opportunity to discuss the whole idea that spurred the Creative Codeversationalist Contest to begin with—the importance of codeversations.
Yesterday was a busy day for the Bloomington tech scene! Code Together had a table at the Bloomington Technology Partnership career and internship fair all afternoon, where we were able to speak with dozens of potential summer interns. Then it was on to another great Verge Bloomington gathering!
In the hustle and bustle of your job (or trying to find a job!) it may be easy to overlook the value of mentorship, but we’re here to remind you today about the impact great mentors can have. We’ve all had a mentor in our lives, whether or not we recognized it at the time. Entrepreneurs are almost obsessive about having mentors, and chances are you can identify someone in your life who helped show you the ropes when you started some new endeavor. Mentors are people we can talk with, seek advice from, and hopefully form very strong bonds with.
If you caught last week’s blog post or follow us on Twitter, you’ve heard all about our Codeversationalist Contest by now. But for those of you who haven’t, along with those who still aren’t sure what exactly the contest is all about, we wanted to bring you another post further detailing this effort and what we aim to accomplish.