Partner with NAVCAP
for graduate student success
Learn about our 4 month University Pilot to create a transformative experience for graduate doctoral students.
Purpose of the PILOT
To help universities retain and cultivate graduate student talent and ultimately create a transformative graduate school experience. Our 4 month Student Success Pilot program is inclusive of ALL PhD/EdD doctoral students, but is designed with historically underserved students in mind. We show doctoral students how to plan strategically, build an academic and professional success network, maximize their time, and reduce the stress of figuring out all the academic and nonacademic pieces that are so important for success.
Grad students in our PILOT gain the benefits of success coaching in tandem with our hands-on seminar and resources. We work with colleges & universities with a commitment to diversity, equity, access, and opportunity, and who want to help their doctoral students build mentor networks to set them up for program and post-degree success. .
LIVE Classes & Coaching twice a month, capacity building workshops and bi-weekly coaching check-ins for doctoral students facilitated by Elissa & The Navcap Network Team.
Ongoing asynchronous resources & community-building.
Bi-weekly action tasks and both individual and community activities to share progress and share resources for grad students.
Data collection. Pre/post assessment and (1) focus group facilitation for the university.
Communication. Status calls with the university and coordination.
Shared learnings. An end of the program evaluation brief with student feedback, findings to support organizational learning, and ways to improve future programs at the university level.
Intangibles for doc students
Clarity & confidence in building a network of mentors.
Reassurance and confidence in developing career vision and increased confidence in career readiness.
Reduced stress in not having to figure out all the academic and non-academic pieces of gradlife
Collective sharing, connecting, & problem-solving in a culturally responsive community
Tangibles for doc students
Build your success network plan & Mentor Matrix
Grad-Student Success Management plan (assessment, gap analysis, and goal -setting)
Grad-Student Self-Care Plan
Personalized coaching feedback for building momentum from Nacap coaches
Monthly problem-solving "process and peer sharing" sessions
LinkedIn Redesign Skill-building from our LinkedIn Experts for professional positioning