What We Do
Navcap helps Black and Brown graduate students attending PWIs to build high impact mentorship relationships and increase their access to social capital as early as possible on their doctoral journey. This level of guidance is often under-resourced at the graduate level. We provide strategic planning, coaching and capacity-building resources, and robust career readiness supports to position doctoral students for program and post-degree 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..
We support grad students by BUILDing with and for them.
What We Do
We BUILD professional learning communities.
designed FOR Black and LatinX students with coaches, industry experts, and ambitious professional peers.
We BUILD graduate students' capacity
by partnering with universities to provide graduate student success coaching, training, and resources.
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
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.
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.
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.
What are the different types of mentorship?