Updated: Nov 19, 2020
The biggest decision I ever made was deciding what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Everyone from aunts and uncles, to teachers, were constantly asking me the same question, and I felt I needed to answer it. I day dreamed about network security and hacking in the early days of the internet, but it felt more of a pipe dream than a career goal. Although, it was something I was passionate about.
After a few semesters at community college taking prerequisites in subjects I had no interest in, while working two jobs, made me really start to question how I was pursuing my dreams. I was desperate to find my footing on the path that would ultimately get me there, but again I just did not know where to start. And I was worried I was too late to find guidance.
When you have to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life but it may not align with the opportunities you have been given, it can scare a young adult from taking the next step towards an education or career. Young adults making these big decisions who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are 55% more likely to enroll in college than those who did not have a mentor (The Mentoring Effect, 2014). I know the feeling of needing some guidance, so Uedify aims to fill this gap.
If we can help 55% more of young adults enroll in college, especially in fields they are passionate about, then we can help create a future with a robust talent pipeline and seed our next generation of leaders by ensuring everybody has a mentor and tutor at any time.
If Uedify can help accomplish this through our online tutoring and mentoring bringing on-demand access to wisdom and guidance to every person in the world then we hope to be able to;
Help set career goals and take the steps to realize them by providing real world tutoring from experienced local and remote professionals to those who otherwise had no guidance.
Help young people network with industry professionals, find real world mentoring, and gain advice through freelance tutoring.
Assist in finding genuine and prosperous internships and possible jobs.
Provide young people with resources and skills of the trade that they may not be familiar with.
Provide the critical skills to young people to help them reach their desired job and industry by teaching the wisdom required to interview for a job and keep that job.
Why I started Uedify Inc.
I still have my closet full of technical books from all my years of self study. So many it takes a dolly or two of us to move the boxes. I spent countless hours working through the night to understand complex networking protocols and schematics, all to be prepared for the industry.
After working in the telecommunications field for 9 years I have caught myself loving to teach others what I taught myself through all those years self studying. At times I can explain to someone, who is a newcomer to the field, a very in depth solution to a problem all within 30 minutes. Something that took me six months to understand by myself in the past.
This is what guidance and mentoring is about. About helping someone realize their end goal and leading them to it. No matter what you want to learn, if you found the perfect teacher that spoke to you better than others you would want to keep learning it. Uedify hopes to create that network of professionals and freelancers ready to teach their wisdom to others.
Join Uedify today as a Tutor or Student and experience the new era of learning.