I have really come a long way since the mentorship program. Certainly I cannot put it all in words at one go. My professional growth has been great. I’m however concerned that I keep getting short term jobs which is throwing me off balance. I am working towards nailing a long term job so I can finally settle and dedicate myself to a certain role and open to advice on this matter.
My mentor, Mr. Cosmas Butunyi, has been tremendously helpful. He has been there for me. He has continued to be there for me even when it comes to applications for scholarships and fellowships. I have also pursued PR and he is mentoring me in that area as well.
It is indeed refreshing to note that during the mentorship, I picked some key elements that still support my work to date including the aspect of writing for one’s audience. Though my job roles since the mentorship have been more branding, PR and social media oriented and not so much Science Journalism, audience segmentation has helped me tailor my work to suit the needs of the company’s stakeholders and thus elevate the organisation’s brand.
Overall, I have this to say, Thank you Aghan for believing in me and for the opportunity. The mentorship program really pushed me up the ladder. In fact, I am now running my own Public Relations, Branding and Communication Consultancy and very much open to being a mentor in the next season. Or even a speaker at one of MESHA’s conferences!