mentoring resources in a university setting develop aspiring leaders
mentorship program for students using our mentoring software grows the next generation of leaders
The Aspiring Leaders Program is primarily offered to college students who demonstrate a commitment to their development. The program provides connections and opportunities for growth.
how does our mentoring software help aspiring leaders?
We have a vast amount of experience working with schools and organizations of all sizes to offer a formalized leadership program. We are the only mentorship program that is scalable for any sized organization. We are the only mentoring program that has built in training and certification to ensure your students are prepared and engaged. We are the only platform that has the option for external mentorship. Finally, we are the only mentoring program for students that fully administers your program. We are your outsourced resource for an impactful school-based mentoring program designed to help you attract, retain, and develop current and future student leaders.
benefits of college mentorship
Mentors are often good examples of impeccable conduct, which includes effective communication skills. As mentees interact with their mentor, they observe how the mentor carries themselves and communicates with others.
Also, mentors can be candid about the poor communication skills of their mentees and teach them how to improve. Over time, the student with a mentor becomes an effective communicator, which will help them in their career.
Many mentors are highly connected in their field owing to their many years of experience. As they interact with students and young professionals, they tend to link them to these networks, which provide bigger and better opportunities for the student.
Each participant can take full advantage of every new introduction they get from mentors to expand their network. These connections can help students and young professionals identify and advance their future career.
When a student or young professional has school or work-related problems, they can freely consult with their mentor. Mentors can be helpful with both short-term and long-term operational or relational issues. Chances are that they have gone through the same issues themselves, which gives them a better idea of how to navigate.
With an established mentoring partnership, mentees do not have to learn through trial and error. They are lucky enough to learn from the experiences of others. On the other hand, young people can avoid problems altogether by learning from their role models.
School students tend to lack self-awareness and a clear understanding of their weaknesses and strengths in their professional lives. Mentors can help these students identify critical skills they need for prospective duties in their future career.
At the same time, mentors can help young people take note of their weak points to focus on their development goals.
Mentors are often higher-ranking than their younger mentees. They tend to see things from a completely different perspective than students and young professionals. Using their experiences, mentors can shed light on young people’s actions.
A student with a mentor tends to view things more clearly than their school-based peer without a mentor. Mentored young people pick up a broader perspective and viewpoint from their mentors.
what our mentoring software includes:
Students select topics of their choice for areas of growth and leverage our technology to self-select a mentor of their choice on that topic for 3-months. At the culmination of those 3-months, participants select a new area of growth and a new mentor – resulting in a total of 4 mentors per year.
group mentorship & coaching
Every other month, students are invited to participate in group sessions to engage in. This provides a space for public speakers who deliver a variety of insights. In addition, the program offers group coaching from participants around the world. This provides a valuable mentoring resource.
capacity building tools
Accessing our robust Skills Learning Library provides additional tools and resources which are accessible 24/7. This library of resources covering more than 40 topics in both personal and skill development provides additional guidance for growth.
Students can choose to be visible to our worldwide span of employers for future employment opportunities. Offering the availability to upload their resume and sync their LinkedIn profile; our platform provides an avenue to be visible to companies who are committed to culture, growth and development.
When it comes to student development, access to mentors is a game changer.
We’re not the only mentoring solution, but we’re separating ourselves from the pack. When companies enroll their employees in one of our programs, we give back by sponsoring a college student into our Aspiring Leaders program at no cost to the student and no cost to the educational institution, providing an opportunity to influence your local community and grow the next generation of future leaders.
why do some mentoring programs fail?
Without a plan, any number of things can go wrong without the strategy in place to address those issues.
Our college mentorship program is organized and offers the structure, resources, and support you need for ongoing success.
In-house programs often put a massive burden on internal staff trying to facilitate the program.
Our fully administered program and Engage Mentoring software can scale as much as you need!
Typically, mentoring relies on traditional hierarchies which aren’t structured with personalized professional development in mind.
We match mentees and mentors based on relevant skills & interests. This helps students connect with mentors in a business they want to learn more about as they plan their future career.
Many programs don’t provide participants enough context for how to be an effective mentor/mentee.
We provide the resources and tools along with our structured, proven program to help mentors & mentees reach their goals.
lack of measurement
Programs without measurables or analytics don’t have insights into program effectiveness.
Our Engage Mentoring software includes a helpful analytics dashboard with ongoing reporting. Plus we’ll review metrics with you.
Oftentimes we hear programs don’t prioritize matching candidates to those who are a good fit leaving participants uncomfortable and without progress.
We match mentees and mentors based on the goal development skills.
having a mentor makes an impact
We’re fully committed to helping you succeed. We show this by delivering scalable & measurable mentor program that are fully administered by our team. We prove our commitment by assisting with onboarding, providing ongoing reports and quality check-ins, annual metric reviews, and dedicated support.
our Net promoter score: 82
*industry average NPS: 36
average participant engagement is 90%
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how the program works
Step 1: launching the program
We strategically partner with educational institutions to afford participation into our program for their students. We work directly with our educational partners to help identify and enroll their students.
Step 2: mentoring matching
Our proprietary software allows you to filter and sort mentors on criteria that are important to you (race, gender, years of experience, industry, etc.), allowing you to select a mentor that will resonate with you.
step 3: library of resources
The Engage Mentoring program goes beyond connecting your participants to mentors. We have developed a robust, curated library of learning resources for self-guided improvement.
step 4: reporting & analytics
Reports are sent directly to you so no need to constantly log in and check the dashboard – but it’s there if you want it. Monthly analytics ensure engagement and allows us to track impact.
here's how offer mentoring to students in your school
We make the mentoring process easy for you and your team.
Let’s discuss how you want to leverage mentoring to impact the student population at your school. Start the conversation by clicking the button below.
We’ll explain the details of partnering with us & timeline of getting your program up and running.
We provide communications templates to help gauge interest from your students and start the enrollment process.
After your participants list is finalized, we’ll handle all onboarding and orientation for you!