We ❤️ our mentors

Our mentors are at the core of The Commons. They create and lead Sprints. They’re engaged members of our community who go out of their way to make students’ career goals happen. And become friends along the way.
“The Commons has the richest virtual learning environment that I have ever seen and I feel privileged to be able to contribute to it.”
Max Nimaroff
Mentor @ The Commons
Get to know some of our mentors...
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Imran @ Uber
Meet Imran! Mentor at The Commons and Strategy & Operations Manager at Uber.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Si Jia @ Revolut
Meet Si Jia! Mentor at The Commons and Operations Manager for the Crypto team at Revolut
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Eric @ The Trade Desk
Meet Eric! Mentor at The Commons and Product Manager at The Trade Desk.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Roberto Bandeira de Mello
Meet Roberto, mentor at The Commons and product manager at Instawork.
Mentor Spotlight
The Career Jungle Gym: How The Commons Mentor Nick May landed at the forefront of Product Operations
We sat down with Nick to discuss his career journey to this point, Product Ops, and what role mentorship has played in his career.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Thiago Silva
We caught up with Thiago Silva, Product Lead at Planned and mentor at The Commons, to chat about his experience getting into Product, how to be successful at early stage startups, and how to build a meaningful network in tech.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Imran @ Uber
Meet Imran! Mentor at The Commons and Strategy & Operations Manager at Uber.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Si Jia @ Revolut
Meet Si Jia! Mentor at The Commons and Operations Manager for the Crypto team at Revolut
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Eric @ The Trade Desk
Meet Eric! Mentor at The Commons and Product Manager at The Trade Desk.
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Mentor Spotlight: Max @ DoorDash
Meet Max! Skillful Mentor and GM of Subscriber Experience at DoorDash.
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Mentor Spotlight: Julie-Anne @ DoorDash
Meet Julie-Anne! Mentor at The Commons and currently in Product Ops at DoorDash.
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Mentor Spotlight: Sam @ FullStory
Meet Sam, a Mentor at The Commons and Head of Strategy and Operations at FullStory.
A Day in the Life
Mentor Day in The Life: Sean @ Alto Pharmacy
See what a typical day in the life looks like for mentor Sean, as he navigates the busy world of working at telehealth startup, Alto Pharmacy.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Ujwal @ LinkedIn
Meet Ujwal! Mentor at The Commons and Sr. Business Operations Associate at LinkedIn.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Saumil @ SafeGraph
Meet Saumil! Mentor at The Commons and Growth Strategy & Analytics Lead at SafeGraph.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Jordy @ ResQ
Meet Jordy! Mentor at The Commons and BizOps Lead at ResQ.
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Mentor Spotlight: Jan @ Thumbtack
Meet Jan! Mentor at The Commons and BizOps at Thumbtack.
A Day in the Life
Mentor Day in the Life: Katan @ Shopify
See what a typical day in the life looks like for mentor Katan as a Senior Product Operations Manager at Shopify.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Wafic @ Uber
Meet Wafic! Mentor at The Commons and Product Manager at Uber Eats
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Aarti @ Uber
Meet Aarti, a Mentor at The Commons and Senior Product Manager at Uber.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Andrew @ Meta (Facebook)
Meet Andrew! Mentor at The Commons and Business Planning & Operations Lead at Meta (Facebook).
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Mentor Spotlight: Angelina @ Wealthsimple
Meet Angelina! Mentor at The Commons and Product Manager at Wealthsimple
A Day in the Life
Mentor Day in the Life: Anna @ Clio
See what a typical day in the life looks like for mentor Anna as a Team Lead for Strategic Planning at Clio.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Alex @ Instawork
Meet Alex! Mentor at The Commons and General Manager of Instawork.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Ernest @ GlossGenius
Meet Ernest! Mentor at The Commons and Head of BizOps at GlossGenius
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Mentor Spotlight: Ally @ Snapcommerce
Meet Ally! Mentor at The Commons and Director of Operations at Snapcommerce.
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Mentor Spotlight: Khanh @ TikTok
Meet Khanh! Mentor at The Commons and working on Monetization Strategy & Ops at TikTok.
A Day in the Life
Mentor Day in the Life: Steph @ DoorDash
See what a typical day in the life looks like for mentor Steph as a Senior Strategy & Operations Manager at DoorDash.
A Day in the Life
Mentor Day in the Life: Khaled @ DoorDash
See what a typical day in the life looks like for mentor Khaled, as he navigates the busy world of working at the high-growth food delivery platform, DoorDash.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Ellie @ DoorDash
Meet Ellie! Mentor at The Commons and Product Operations Manager at DoorDash
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Allan @ Shopify
Meet Allan! Mentor at The Commons and Business Operations Lead at Shopify
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Mentor Spotlight: Brody @ Flashfood
Meet Brody, a Mentor at The Commons and VP Operations at Flashfood.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor Spotlight: Kaiz @ Google
Meet Kaiz, a Mentor at The Commons and Product Manager at Google.
And more...
Aarti Daryanani
Senior Product Manager @ Uber
Alice Marson
Strategy & Ops @ Doordash
Allan Mariano
BizOps @ Shopify
Ally Bashir
CX & Ops @ Snapcommerce
Andrew Yeung
Strategy & Operations Lead at Meta
Angelina Lu
Product Manager @ Wealthsimple
Anna Dabrowski
Strategic Planning @ Clio
Brody Slacer
VP, Operations @ Flashfood
Callum Travaglini
Strategy @ WealthSimple
Carolyn Tang
New Verticals @ DoorDash
Charles Ratté
Partnerships Strategy @ Netflix
Christian Keil
Chief of Staff @ Astranis
Christopher Leung
Commercialization @ Bonsai
Dan Kang
Senior Product Manager @ Spotify
Duke Lam
BizOps at Wealthsimple
Eileen Smith
Retail Insights @ Instacart
Eric Liou
Product Manager @ The Trade Desk
Fairuz Hoque
Analyst @ Great-West Life
Himani Nagrath
Senior Manager, Crypto Operations @ Wealthsimple
Imran Moledina
Strategy & Special Projects @ Uber
Jaclyn Bulbuck
BizOps @ Bonsai
James Lee
Strategy & Ops @ DoorDash
Josh Kennedy
Data & Business Systems @ GetSales
Julie-Anne Mendoza
Product Ops @ DoorDash
Kaiz Alarakyia
Product Manager @ Google
Kareem Azees
Growth Marketing @ Houzz
Khaled Eniba
Strategy & Ops @ DoorDash
Khanh Ngo
Strategy & Ops @ TikTok
Liam Valentine
Ops @ RenoRun
Luca Castaneda
SalesOps @ Uber Eats
Luis Martinez-Moure
Strategy & Ops @ DoorDash
Marco Chan
Product Ops @ Shopify
Max Nimaroff
Strategy & Ops @ DoorDash
Nei Joanidhi
BizOps @ Alto Pharmacy
Sandeep Kittur
Business Analytics @ Jobber
Sean Newman
Data Analyst @ Alto Pharmacy
Shane Parkhill
Operations @ KOHO
Si Jia Wen
Product Ops @ Revolut
Sushant Bhardwaj
Chief of Staff @ SafeGraph
Tiffany Chang
Product Ops @Uber
Tilak Mathur
Strategy & Ops @ DoorDash
Tyler Papaleo
Data Training Lead @ Skillful
Ujwal Bharath
BizOps @ LinkedIn
Wafic El-Assi
Product Ops @ Uber
We think our mentors are amazing
Our bar for mentor talent is (very) high. Being top talent at a world-class tech company isn’t enough. We look for ambitious rising stars who are equal parts friendly, humble and aspirational.
They’re accessible experts
Mentors at The Commons are your peers - they’re super friendly and approachable. They’re also experts in their day job. This unique combo is what makes The Commons' learning experiences special.
They’ve benefited from mentorship in their career and want to pay it forward. Non-linear career paths are a shared experience among mentors and students.
They’re invested in your professional growth
Mentors have a habit of hiring mentees into their company or team. They have a chance to see mentees’ work through a Sprint and know the caliber of talent they’re getting. Plus, The Commons heavily vets all incoming mentees.
#TheCommonsMentors
“The Commons has been fantastic at creating a community of interesting, thoughtful and intelligent people who all are happy to help one another on their individual journeys. I’m lucky to be a part of it.”
Ally Bashir
Operations @ Snapcommerce
Core Sprint Mentor @ The Commons
Why mentors ❤️ The Commons
Joining as a mentor is a dual opportunity to advance your career while helping others do the same.
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Get fast reps leading a team
Mentors want to fast-track their professional development. We give you the opportunity to get reps managing a team and learn through direct feedback. Iterate and hone your management style with each new team of mentees that you lead. Bring that experience back to your company and see it translate into more responsibility and a faster promo.
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Translate your daily grind into a meaningful side hustle
Moving the dial on someone’s career feels so good - it is a lasting gift that bonds people. We also compensate mentors for their time, including stipends for running Sprint(s), 1:1 coaching and creating content like workshops.
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Get access to vetted, trained talent for your company
Mentors have a habit of hiring mentees into their company or team. They have a chance to see their mentees' work through a Sprint and know the caliber of talent they’re getting. Plus, The Commons vets all incoming mentees.
Build your network with other mentors from top tech companies 
You’ll be surrounded by peers from top companies across the world, so you can effortlessly expand your professional network.
Other perks
Curated 1:1s with senior Ops & Product LEADERS
Opportunities to build your personal brand
We source and set up 1:1s with senior operators and product leaders like Sri Batchu, Salmaa Elshanshory and Pete Huang.
We host exclusive events for our mentors. Mentors recruit each other into more senior roles at their respective companies.
We’re creating this community together. Mentors host our podcast, events and work closely with our team to create new Sprints.
How to join us as a mentor
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Apply or get referred
Fill out an application or ask one of our current mentors to make an intro. Given the large volume of inbound applications we receive, we’re only able to reach out to those who we’d like to continue the conversation with.
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Speak with The Commons team
We’ll find some time to chat 1:1 to learn more about your professional journey, current role, your views on mentorship and leadership and what you’re hoping to get out of The Commons.
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Join a roundtable to meet current mentors and ask questions
We host an interactive roundtable where current mentors tell you about their experience and answer any questions that you might have.
Get an offer to join the team and shadow an upcoming Sprint
All incoming mentors shadow a Sprint to learn by osmosis, build relationships with existing mentors and get a feel for our community culture.
Lead your own team through a Sprint!
Get feedback from your fellow mentors and team! If it’s a fit, you’ll move on to leading your own team through a Sprint!
But before you apply…
Mentoring is not for everyone. The best mentors value building relationships, deeply enjoy sharing their knowledge, have a desire to invest time and energy into other people, and harness their humble confidence to help others while developing themselves professionally.

If this describes you, we’d love to hear from you! If not, consider joining us as a student first to get a feel for The Commons or find other opportunities.

Our mentors come from top tech companies and help each other as much as they help their students. If you’re looking to be part of a team of rising stars - the future C-suite - then you’ve found it!
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Skillful is now The Commons.
We’re more than just skills training. We're the place where high achievers come to fulfill their career potential. We combine education, mentorship and community to empower the next generation of ambitious professionals to achieve their career goals.
The time to build the education institution of the future is now. And we're doing it.

Careers are catalyzed through skills-training, mentorship and a supportive network. At The Commons, we're delivering those critical career elements together through learning experiences that are social, mentorship-based and community-first.

Join to learn and stay for the community.