An Interview with: EDGE Mentee Melissa West

We recently reached out to Jill Robbins' mentee, Melissa West, to get her perspective on why engaging with EDGE has been such an important decision in her life.

Here's what she had to say...

What lead to your decision to apply to EDGE?

"I had never heard of EDGE, but when a friend invited me to join the EDGE|X conference at Grace Church, I was intrigued. I loved the idea of developing professionally in a faith-based environment with business leaders in my community."

How has EDGE impacted your transition from college?

"I graduated a few years ago and am a recent member of EDGE, so while I have already transitioned into the business field since my time at Taylor, I can say with complete confidence that EDGE will positively impact my career going forward. No matter where you are in your career path, having someone who is more experienced to reach out to for advice and guidance is invaluable."  

What would be advice to new Taylor grads?

"Jump in with both feet! Get to know your group and invest in those relationships. Participate in the calls and meet your mentor for coffee. Invite others into your life and your growth as a young professional. The business world is a community, so make sure to have trusted advisors and peers to help you navigate the complexities of your career."

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Thank you for your thoughtful insight, Melissa!