Interintellect Fellow: Mary Bajorek

Welcome to Mary Bajorek’s Interintellect Fellowship page!

Below you will find information about Mary’s thesis, why we are excited about it, and what it means for YOU. At the bottom, you will also find details about upcoming events Mary is hosting and work from her fellowship (writing, podcast episodes, and more).

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Mary’s Thesis: Mary believes that we all want to be doing work that gives us energy and benefits the world around us. Given this belief, she aims to build her online presence as a career transition coach and construct an online guide for people going through the challenging process of career transition.

​​Why We Think It’s Great: The topic of “career transition” is one that is at the forefront of a meaningful number of minds, both in people who are early and late career, who find themselves unfulfilled in what they are doing in their day to day. We have had several salons on this topic, and we believe that Mary’s work to create an online guide based on her past work with clients and future conversations in Interintellect salons will culminate in a valuable, actionable online guide for people who don’t know how to take the next step towards a more rewarding calling.

What This Means for YOUMary will host four public salons on each of the “Four Steps” of career transitioning, gathering feedback and stories from Interintellect attendees. She will also hold two members-only salons: one for candid conversations on our relationship with money and work, and one on the actual process of creating an online guide, as well as larger conversations on the creative process as it applies to our work and lives.

Mary’s Fellowship Event Schedule

DateTypeTitle / Details
March 5thOnlineWho are you? | Values, Careabouts, and How They Apply to Your Work Search Journey

In this salon, we’ll discuss what it means to know ourselves, our values, and strengths in order to step into the unknown, searching for work that is an expression of who we are. 
March 19thOnlineMaking the Future Real | Moving Our Visions From our Minds Into the Real World

In this salon, we’ll create three versions of what your life could look like over the next five years.
April 2ndMembers-OnlyWhat Does Money Have To Do With Work? | Explore Your Relationship to Money

In this salon, we’ll dive into the topic of money and how it relates to our work and lives.
April 16th OnlineThe Emotions of Work Transitions | How Can They Support You?

In this salon, we’ll discuss the emotions that accompany the process of finding our work expression and how they are a necessary part of our journey to acknowledge and learn from.
April 30thOnlineGetting Stuff Done | Creating a “Get Stuff Done” System That Actually Works For You

Toxic productivity, or trying to produce outputs with little consideration for our own needs, is all too common in our worklife (and outside of it). We want to be creating things of meaning but the How of doing that can be elusive and riddled with guilt and self-coercion.
July 2ndMembers-OnlyThe Art of Resting

In this salon, we’ll gain insights into the various dimensions of rest and discover practical ways to prioritize rejuvenation in our lives.


What is the Interintellect Fellowship? Interintellect has launched a microgrant program for 2022-2023. Between October 24, 2022 and February 24, 2023, we will be awarding $5,000 to up to 5 Interintellect members, who will become Interintellect Fellows for 6 months each.

What does being an Interintellect Fellow entail? During the 6 months of the Interintellect Fellowship, we expect Fellows to demonstrate progress in their artistic/intellectual practice. Whether your main focus is your book, newsletter, YouTube channel, performances, exhibitions, or academic work, we’d like to hear from you regularly!

The Fellows will get a dedicated channel in the Interintellect Discord where they can keep the community updated on their work and events. We will also host one or two showcase events for Fellows to present their work to the community, and we’ll regularly share their achievements in the Interintellect Newsletter to ensure their ideas and talent reach as many people as possible.

During each 6 month Fellowship, the grantees will also stay in dialogue with their growing public via hosting monthly Interintellect events: 4 x public online salons, and 2 x members only online events or IRL meetups, each. (Our Fellows will earn income after their ticket sales, as in the case of any regular salon hosted on our platform, whenever they host public online events. See the Interintellect Knowledgebase for more details.)

How can I follow the Interintellect Fellowship winners? You can follow their progress by signing up for Interintellect’s SubstackNewsletter, Twitter, and keeping an eye on our blog