So two weeks ago I shared another update here, saying that I just sent 120 emails to some longterm users (our mentorships usually hold for 45 days, so I reached out to everyone who has been here for 3-6+ months).
The past two weeks have been a rollercoaster, I've learned about:
Finally, I talked to Ryan Wilson. Ryan used to be a Pro Basketball Player in Europe. After his retirement, he got into Cybersecurity and gave himself a year to start a new career there. After three months with one of our mentors, he is now hired in Cybersecurity!
I sat down with him, and talked about his experience.
Verdict: Talk to your users, personally. Sit down for an hour or two, and churn out personal emails. You'll discover incredible stories.