Becoming a mentor on Merit is a great way to give back to the tech community and help foster DE&I in product, engineering, and design. After you become a mentor on Merit, you can customize your profile and configure your mentorship settings. These settings determine how and when members
Merit held its first in-person event on Wednesday, November 9. We’d planned for it to be a space for mentors and members to meet and connect in person. Although we firmly believe in the value of remote mentorship, we also want to provide opportunities for folks to connect in
Your career is a journey. Along the way, you’ll hit stumbling blocks, pitfalls, and detours. Having someone to help you navigate career challenges can make an enormous difference. Whether you’re setting goals or detangling a thorny work problem, asking for help can improve your decision-making and unblock you.
When starting out in tech, it is hard to know how to meet other professionals. Sometimes it can feel like your only way to break into the industry is to send countless LinkedIn messages, hoping something will turn into a conversation. On Merit, we make it easy to find people
Welcome to Merit Office Hours! This week, we're talking to Merit mentor and investor Yuhki Yamashita about the value of process, adapting to asynchronous work, and the importance of mentorship. Yuhki Yamashita is the Chief Product Officer at Figma, where leads the product and design teams. Before joining Figma, he
Welcome to Merit Office Hours! This week we’re chatting with Merit mentor and investor Charles Garrett about engineering management, evaluating your first employment offer, and the value of maintaining relationships throughout your career. Charles Garrett is a New York City-based engineering leader with a background in Computer Science and
This week we’re chatting with Merit mentor and investor Nicholas Wu about design, UX research, Canadian tech companies, and how work challenges are similar across companies, stages, and careers.
This week, we’re continuing our Office Hours series with Nikitha Suryadevara! We’re talking about product management, women in tech, and the value of reading and writing in your career. Nikitha Suryadevara is a Product Manager at Google, where she helps build the foundational infrastructure stack that Google services
The value of mentorship has become increasingly apparent in the tech industry, leading to the creation of a variety of platforms and programs intended to launch and grow the careers of tech workers. We’ve created a list of some of the most popular mentorship programs available today.
We're excited to introduce our new series, Office Hours, where we interview leaders in product, engineering, and design about growing your career in tech. Our first guest is Merit investor and mentor Ellen Chisa. Ellen Chisa is a Partner at Boldstart Ventures, angel investor, and engineer. She created Dark, a