With so many things competing for a student’s attention, flash mentoring, short term mentoring or one-time mentoring, provides a focused opportunity for students to engage with peers and alumni, fostering their professional connections and skills for the future. It also provides the opportunity for alumni to reconnect with their alma matter, giving back through the power of mentoring. It is a valuable learning opportunity that helps a student and alumni build skills and industry knowledge they’ll need to be successful alumnus and professionals moving forward.
With flash mentoring, students can:
Students who sign up for a mentor are 14% more likely to stay in college. And 13% more likely to graduate college after four years.
– National Bureau of Economic Research
Admins have many priorities above and beyond a mentoring program. Chronus software requires minimal admin oversight while maintaining stable and impactful student and alumni engagement across the institution.
Mentoring offers universities a way to efficiently connect students and alumni for support, learning and networking.
University of Washington shares tips on how to put together an academic mentoring program to connect students with alumni for career development.
Not every mentoring program needs software, but as your program evolves, you’ll likely encounter mentoring program growing pains that software can soothe.