Building Connected Communities in Colleges & Universities
We partner with colleges and universities to prepare graduate students for post-degree success through DEI services and solutions.
For College & Universities Seeking to Improve Career Development & Mentorship Solutions for culturally and linguistically diverse students, we facilitate MENTORSHIP CIRCLES between alumni with shared identity intersections and existing graduate students to create:
Thriving school to business partnerships
Virtual alumni engagement
A constellation of trusting, supportive, and ongoing relationships to enhance student experiences within school and beyond
We use our ICE (Identity-Culture-Experience) matching model alongside industry interest(s) for a best fit.
We coordinate onboarding, training, and cycles of check points to ensure positive, ongoing communication.
We serve as an invested yet neutral party to gather meaningful data. We establish trust and facilitate dialogue to engage all stakeholders.
WE provide training and grad-student success coaching so Black & LatinX graduate students can be positioned for success during degree attainment and after degree completion.
We are distinctly different from academic advisors or program chairs; our strategy and methods guide students through how to build impactful mentorship relationships and get the most out of multidimensional academic and professional communities.
WE provide facilitation and advisory services to colleges and universities interested in improving their current suite of services for culturally diverse and often, historically underserved graduate students. We partner with them to support the development of program structures, revise implementation plans after an evaluation has been conducted or facilitate data dives.
Value for Colleges & Universities:
Strengthening the pipeline of alumni of color and increasing reciprocity & investment; with robust supports, students are well positioned for greater income & ongoing engagement with the university.
Direct alignment of resources with DEI priorities ensuring culturally diverse students are positioned for success during degree attainment and post graduation.
Training and resources to supplement the lack of available human resources (increased responsibility of faculty and limited faculty of color, & limited time).
Value for Students:
A clear roadmap of how to cultivate mentorship relationships and networks in graduate school while honoring and preserving their identity intersections.
Time saved and reduced stress from having a strategic approach to navigate grad school mentorship relationships.
Greater confidence in navigating degree and post-degree success.
Clear articulation of goals and an accountability plan.
Group and peer problem-solving community.
Balancing cultural identity and belonging with field and industry identity & competencies.
Value for Programs & Departments:
Training for graduate students and resources that are not readily available at the School/Dept/ or Advisor level through a culturally responsive approach.
Further development of pipeline resources for those most in need.