"Upon graduating university, I was eager to continue my learning journey and found The Commons. As a new grad, I was mindful of my expenses but didn't want financial limitations to hold back my career growth, which is why I was extremely thankful to receive The Commons’ International Women's Day Scholarship! The Commons was my first real exposure to Product & Strategy, which helped me identify my goals, expand my business knowledge and build a meaningful network. Fast forward 9 months, I'm working my first role in tech, and am a Product Manager working with a dev team to ship my first MVP. Safe to say, I wouldn't be here without my experience at The Commons, and I'd love to see more individuals given the resources to take the leap in investing in their careers."
"I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship for the Product Sprint by The Commons. The Product Sprint has been a great way to supplement my career and increase my exposure to the “world of PMs.” I’ve found the weekly sessions to be extremely informative and Eric is a great mentor. But perhaps the best part of joining the Product Sprint is becoming part of The Commons community. They are the most supportive and engaged professional community that I’ve been a part of and I look forward to seeing what The Commons is up to each week. Through the Sprint, I’ve not only gained more industry knowledge but also a great community!"
"Graduating from The Commons has been instrumental towards my career trajectory - this wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity and support of a Scholarship from The Commons. Choosing The Commons to upskill was one of the best career decisions I’ve made and I’m forever grateful for their rockstar community for helping me find a job that I love."
"The impact that this scholarship has made on my career is threefold. The lessons are a great foundation on which to strengthen your knowledge. With this first piece in place, you get to test out your knowledge and receive feedback on your methodology from your mentor. A personal favourite, was seeing my mentor show documents they use in their everyday at work as to how an established company uses product-related methodologies, which cemented a proper format of execution for me to use going forward. This approach is very different than school which is more theoretical than a real life example. Last and most importantly, the community is crucial to my learning. Additionally, the people within the community are some of the warmest I met - within my first week as part of The Commons I was invited to a company networking event by my mentor, and before 6 weeks, I was invited to a community wide event in my city! Overall, the various sprints that The Commons have are an asset to any employee and the knowledge gained drives me to apply the knowledge I learned in initiatives at work."