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Mentor an Underserved College Student to Get Their First Job

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GLOBAL MENTORSHIP INITIATIVE

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GMI is a nonprofit organization that provides guidance and business skills to college students through online mentorship. GMI was created from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Initiative to help prepare students for their first career job using a training model that makes it easy to be a great mentor without a significant time commitment.

In 2020, GMI launched with only 20 college students in South Africa and the US. We now have over 2,000 students and mentors in the program and partner with 20 colleges and youth associations that provide students and refugees in 35 countries.

We have 400 new students coming into the program from the US and around the world in the next 60 days.

We try to make it easy to be a great mentor with 14 one-hour structured online sessions. You don't need to be an expert, just follow the mentor guide, and add your own personal experience.

You can read what GMI students and mentors post about their mentorship experience here: https://gmi.link/feedback. Or go to LinkedIn and type "Global Mentorship Initiative" in the search box.

Who are GMI Students?

  • 75% international students / 25% US-based
  • 60% female students
  • 63% in the US of ethnic diversity
  • 45% of non-US students reside in Africa
  • 19% of non-US students are refugees

Measuring Student Success
GMI has developed a method to measure program success - the Career Confidence Index. The CCI tracks:

  • Development of a professional LinkedIn business network
  • Creation of an actionable resume/CV
  • Confident and competitive job interviewing skills
  • Scheduled and practiced interviews
  • Accelerated job placement

The program results have been very encouraging:
37-point increase in career confidence & skills after mentorship
71% of students worldwide get a job within six months of graduating
80% of graduates with a job say the GMI program was important or very important in helping them get hired

We Make it Easy to Be a Mentor

  • Each session has a mentor guide and student materials to provide a consistent approach.
  • GMI provides email templates to communicate with your student after each session, saving time.
  • Everything you need is in one location.

You can learn more and sign up to be a mentor anytime here: https://globalmentorship.org/be-a-mentor/

More opportunities with GLOBAL MENTORSHIP INITIATIVE

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About GLOBAL MENTORSHIP INITIATIVE

Location:

15600 NE 8TH ST STE B1 # 800, BELLEVUE, WA 98008, US

Mission Statement

Global Mentorship Initiative is a non-profit organization that provides guidance and business skills to underserved college students through online mentorship. GMI was created from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Initiative to help prepare students for their first career job using a training model that makes it easy to be a great mentor without a significant time commitment.

Description

GMI partners with universities in the US and around the world with a mentorship program that includes 14 one-hour structured online sessions designed to provide real value to the student as they prepare for their job search.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Employment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Human Resources Recruitment
  • Human Resources Diversity
  • Adult Education
  • Career Counseling / Coaching

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour of online mentor training. 14 one-hour sessions with your student weekly or bi-weekly. No commitment after the mentorship is completed.
  • Mentor candidates should be at least 25 years old and have a BA/BS in their chosen field.

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