It’s time to rethink what mentorship means. Time to make it a whole lot easier to manage. And it’s time for the career benefits of it to be accessible by all.
When mentorship is easier, everyone wins
Mentorship is too impactful to limit it to a few students and alumni. Great for learners who know they want a “coach,” it’s also great for those who don’t. Because as they’re exploring, starting, or switching careers, PeopleGrove can connect every learner to multiple mentors, showing them if they’ll actually be happy in a career before they get too far down any one path.
Highly supervised mentorship programs create deep networking connections. But for small career/alumni offices, they’re time-consuming and impossible to scale. PeopleGrove both supports the formal programs for students/alumni that want them and enables informal mentoring campuswide.
Lots of oversight? Not required. Simply turn PeopleGrove on. The smart technology of Network Builder matches learners with alumni based on shared interests, then teaches them to start connecting.
Formal Programs, but administered completely by PeopleGrove on a school's behalf.
Making a Difference
Supporting student & alumni mentorship outcomes
76% of students
say connecting with others through PeopleGrove made them more confident in their ability to be successful in the job market¹
3 out of 4
alumni said that their alma mater meets or exceeds their expectations in providing them with access to job opportunities¹
86% of alumni
say their alma mater meets or exceeds their expectations for mentorship by giving them access to PeopleGrove¹
Quick mentoring conversations
Quick mentoring, or “flash” mentoring, are one-time conversations between a mentee and a mentor (can be as simple as messaging a Super Mentor). Informal, and non-intimidating, quick mentoring is a valuable way for learners to get immediate answers to all kinds of career questions, from “what classes should I take” to “what’s the work life balance like” in specific careers.
Built-in calendaring for instant scheduling and requests.
For those running formal mentoring programs (career or peer programs), PeopleGrove saves schools time. Advanced algorithms attract participants for you, ending the manual recruitment. By learning personality traits and why alumni want to be mentors, PeopleGrove makes more sophisticated pairings. And career mentorship curriculum is built right in, so staff get the tools and the guidance to run it.
Optimize Bulk Matching with a custom-tailored algorithm.
Track goals and report on progress with high-level data that’s easy to grab anytime.
For schools that are looking for help setting up, running, and monitoring their formal mentorship programs, PeopleGrove can service these programs end to end. This supplemental service is ideal for teams with limited resources who want a formal program up and running in as little as 6 weeks.
With their alumni asking for mentorship opportunities, Washington University in St. Louis needed a platform that offered structured mentoring programs online. That’s where PeopleGrove came in – and continues to be a go-to resource.