What We Do

Navcap serves first and second year Black and LatinX graduate students to build professional learning communities, to increase social capital, and to provide them with robust career readiness supports to position them for success.

 

Innovations in career guidance in higher education  have shifted from consulting towards  building networking communities, ecosystems, and social mobility (Dey & Cruzvergara, 2019). However, colleges and universities by and large, do not have  robust models to support this change. We fill this gap.

 

Our Promise & Value: To empower  Black and LatinX students in pursuit of the career they envision and the quality of life they seek.

 

Our process: We deliver on our promise through  training & coaching, mentorship, and community-building.

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We support grad students by BUILDing with and for them.

What We Do

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We BUILD professional learning communities.

designed FOR Black and LatinX students with coaches, industry experts, and ambitious professional peers.

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We BUILD graduate students' capacity  

by partnering with universities to provide graduate student success coaching, training, and resources. 

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We BUILD meaningful mentorship relationships 

with Black & LatinX University alumni as well as industry experts to develop career success pipelines. 

How do we support student success through partnering with colleges & universities?

We use a strategic approach to career growth through

services and solutions. 

Equity in DESIGN

 

Career guidance using an equity-centered approach expands 

standard approaches to career service & workforce development. Programs designed for EVERYONE miss the needs of Black & LatinX students.

Lifts for Resource

Limitations

Solutions to address the lack of diversity in faculty nation-wide & over-extended faculty/ staff of color in PWIs carrying the load in supporting students of color.

Professional Training & Ongoing Coaching supports

Training to support students as they build mentorship, career-focused

relationships, & speak to their skills, knowledge, and values without sacrificing their identity.

Why mentorship matters, what you need to know.

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What is mentorship?

An invested positive two-way relationship  (which can be episodic or with regular and consistent interactions) usually between individuals with varying levels of expertise to support personal or professional growth.

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What are the benefits of mentorship for college students?

Improved academics, persistence, ease of transition into career fields, a support system for students in research skill-building & practice, support for identity development, AND career, psychosocial, academic, and personal growth.

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What are the different types of mentorship?

  • Academic

  • Career Specific

  • Peer

  • Faculty

  • Formal

  • Informal 

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