I was one of the first Junior Engineers joining GDS, and at the time, there was no official mentorship program. Working in a team was helpful but it was not enough; I was still a student and I really needed to overcome my impostor syndrome. But as they say, “if the mountain won’t come to Muhammad then Muhammad must go to the mountain” – therefore,I decided to design my own mentorship program.
This required me to find a mentor that was able to provide support and help me work on my weaknesses. Being an “ask” person (story for another post), it was easy for me to ask a trusted colleague who had previously worked in my team to become my mentor. David happily accepted.