March’s Mentee of the Month: Esterah Brown CC'21
Congratulations to Esterah Brown CC'21 for being selected as our Mentee of the Month for March. Esterah is a senior majoring in political science with a history concentration. She is a staff writer in the Arts and Entertainment section of the Columbia Daily Spectator, an NSOP Orientation Leader, and a bartender with the Columbia Bartending agency.
Interview with Esterah Brown CC'21
I heard from a broad range of alumni in the roundtable, all with diverse career paths and experiences. The roundtable was helpful because it gave me insight into multiple industries. Each alumnus provided unique advice respective to their fields. The roundtable was especially valuable because there are so few professional spaces where Black students can connect with Black alumni and learn from their experiences.
All of the alumni I have met are so insightful, generous with their time, and open about the challenges they have faced. I was surprised by how much of their time they gave, how optimistic they were, and how relevant their advice was. Especially with networking tips and finding your fit in the professional world.
About the Odyssey Mentoring Program
The Odyssey Mentoring Program (OMP) was founded on the belief that Columbia College students and alumni want to support one another, share stories and encourage one another’s success, thus creating a strong and tight-knit community. The College has more than 50,000 alumni working in myriad careers and around the country. OMP makes it possible for community members to connect in a variety of ways, from an email exchange to in-person meetings and small group gatherings.