As a student in my second year at Manchester Metropolitan University and with no idea of what career I wanted to go into after I graduated, I didn’t consider myself to be a worthy Mosaic mentor when I first heard about the organisation. However, I knew I liked helping and working with youngsters so in January 2016 I applied to be a mentor on a whim, not expecting to have my application accepted at all. Since then I have been the lead mentor on the primary school programme in 5 different schools so it’s safe to say that it was the best decision I have ever made on a whim. Not only did I see all the mentees learn a lot and grow as people throughout the programme but by the end of it I realised I had learnt a lot about myself as well. In fact I have a lot to thank Mosaic for as without it I would not now be considering a career in primary education.
Mentoring with Mosaic is the most enriching thing I have ever been a part of and it has helped me to realise that for me to be truly happy in my future career it has to be rewarding and something I enjoy every day, rather than just highly paid. For that reason, Mosaic has completely changed my outlook on life and made me realise what really matters to me. Mosaic has taught me more than I could ever have imagined and so for anyone who isn’t sure about applying to be a mentor, I urge you to just go for it, you won’t regret it one bit.
It is with huge regret that I am not able to mentor at all throughout this coming academic year, due to moving abroad as part of my studies, I will miss it terribly. However, in September 2017 I fully intend on returning to Mosaic and I already can’t wait.