I want to mentor anyone who is looking for help in IT Career
My name is Srinivasa (Srini). I am a Quality Assurance Manager (Information Technology) working in DC. I led teams with combination of men & women & other genders. I have been living and working in US over 20 years, been passionate to help anyone who desires to work in IT, as I found not many women in US are considering IT as one of their favorite careers for various reasons. This includes my wife.
My mentorship goal is to show how one can start, or transform themselves into IT, by leveraging their current experiences/ skills. I found that many women has basic talent and skills, which pretty much suits well to many IT entry level jobs, but unsure what is stopping them from becoming one. Again, I am not stating that every women dream should be IT career but see if the IT career can become one of their favorite career dreams.
In my life both my Mom & wife were great mentors in many parts of my life. I also feel that everything starts from home first. Considering same I started mentoring my wife who successfully completed her Undergraduate degree in Analytics . I also helped my daughter, who got struck in her IT career decision. Finally, she has completed her degree with data science as major and recently joined as Data Scientist with one of the top US firm. At work I mentored many new job entrants (Women), and some of them became more matured in their skills. It is not just my mentorship alone, they uncovered themselves after I started challenging them more.
I spent some time on this forum, to understand various concerns especially from returning moms, and new job entrants. My goal is to reach out those who want to move into IT and see how they can work in IT by uncovering their skills.
Please post your questions relating to IT jobs, so that I will respond accordingly. As I commute daily for about 200 miles (I love my commute), sometimes my response may be delayed, but I will certainly try to reply as soon as possible.