What’s Better than a College Degree? Mentorship.

Dry Wraps — Vern (CC-BY-NC-2.0)

According to the 2016 Stack Overflow survey of over 56,000 coders, mentorship programs correlate with higher pay than a college degree. I’ve always suggested that students find a good mentor, but with that kind of data-backed endorsement, I think we need to do a little more.

I’m an application consultant for companies ranging from hot startups to fortune 500 giants. I’m the author of “Programming JavaScript Applications” (O’Reilly), and EricElliottJS.com and contributor to software experiences for Adobe Systems, Zumba Fitness, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, BBC, and top recording artists including Usher, Frank Ocean, Metallica, and many more.

My blog posts attract half a million reads per month. I speak at conferences around the world, and students pay hundreds of dollars to attend my master class workshops in a classroom environment packed with other students.

I’m partnered with JS Cheerleader, tech agent extraordinaire. She works with hiring managers from the top tech companies in the business. She offers the best tech career advice you’ll ever get. Together, we have a bird’s eye view of what skills the industry is looking for, and what companies value in potential engineering hires.

Recently, people have been asking if I would consider one-on-one mentorship. The answer is yes.

How Will We Meet?

We’ll meet online via video chat for pair programming, and I’ll direct you to a ton of great materials to study on your own time after each session.

What Will We Talk About?

The strength of mentorship is that we can focus on your individual needs. We’ll talk briefly about your objectives and career goals and from there I can counsel you on technology stacks, concepts to fortify your understanding, we can even dive into an in-depth lesson on a particular topic you’re interested in, or pair programming on a project. We’ll discuss your career needs with JS Cheerleader, so she can help guide you on the best path to your dream job.

Here are some topics I can really help you understand:

What Will it Cost?

Prices may vary based on supply and demand, but we’ll try to price sessions affordably. It will always be much easier to afford than a bootcamp or college tuition.

Testimonials

“An amazing opportunity to be mentored by one of the industry’s leading JavaScript developer/teachers. Looking forward to our next session! Thanks Eric” — Michael Freedman

“Awesome Mentor! Exactly what I was looking for. A wealth of knowledge and guidance. Thanks Eric.” — Dom Hede

“Eric did a great job of answering my questions in a clear and concise manner. I’m definitely excited to put his suggestions into practice. Highly recommend.” — Austin

How Can I Help You?

Tell me a little about your background, and your career goals. Where do you want to see yourself in 3 years? Is there something specific you want to focus on? Help me get to know you and your needs.

Fill out the contact form and we’ll reach out to schedule your first session.


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Eric Elliott is the author of “Programming JavaScript Applications” (O’Reilly), and “Learn JavaScript with Eric Elliott”. He has contributed to software experiences for Adobe Systems, Zumba Fitness, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, BBC, and top recording artists including Usher, Frank Ocean, Metallica, and many more.

He spends most of his time in the San Francisco Bay Area with the most beautiful woman in the world.