SUPPORTS FOR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES 

 We partner with colleges and universities

 to prepare graduate students for post-degree success through training & mentorship solutions. 

For College & Universities Seeking to Improve Career Development & Mentorship Solutions for students of color: 

WE facilitate MENTORSHIP Circles between alumni of color and existing graduate students to create thriving school to business partnerships. Universities that create ecosystems and a constellation of trusting, supportive, and ongoing relationships are able to enhance students' experiences within school and beyond.

 

  • We do this using 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.

  • Colleges and Universities can optimize their current resources from our pre/post/ assessments and data. This holistic approach provides much needed supports for current students and strengthens alumni connections.

For The Graduate School or forward thinking departmental programs seeking to extend robust supports:

WE provide training and grad-student success coaching so graduate students of color can create a career readiness & mentorship plan to 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 their multidimensional academic and professional communities

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 & Benefit to 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.

  • Coaching and more intensive support available as well per schools' bespoke needs.

Value for programs:

  • Training for graduate students and resources that are not readily available at the School/Dept/ or Advisor level through a culturally responsive approach.

  • For exiting undergraduate TRIO program participants, we provide supports for continued success & long-term outcomes beyond what is typically offered at the undergraduate level.

  • Further development of pipeline resources for those most in need.