Myself and Mae have been business partners for about eight years now, but have been best friends for 22 years! Growing up, we had a shared experience of terrible career advice at school, which meant that we both eventually ended up in jobs that not only did we not enjoy, but weren’t very good at, either. The processes for career advice in the education system hadn’t been updated for decades, and we decided to do something about that. So we started ERIC.
From festivals to an app
The first ERIC format was our alternative career fairs, ERIC Festivals. Focused on the creative industries, they were insanely colourful, exciting and experience-led. Since the pandemic, however, we’ve turned our attention to working on the ERIC app. It’s an ever-growing collection of all our favourite career advice content from across the web – articles, videos, podcasts, events – all pulled into one single app. It’s like a really well-organised career content library.