Big Ideas Fest!

Posted by Ashkon Jafari on Dec 3, 2011 in , | No Comments

Called the TED of Education, Big Ideas Fest gathers the leading thinkers and change makers in education for a 4 day summit. This could not be more timely with both the K-12 and the higher education systems coming under intense scrutiny and America’s education falling in the global rankings. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria did a great special recently that compared the U.S. to other countries in terms of education among kids.

Despite the current state of affairs, Big Ideas Fest believes that the answers and innovation are all around us. According to their website, “The event gathers top minds to share their work and ideas in an environment that encourages risk-taking and overall imagining of the impossible.”

Want to achieve your goals? Find a mentor!

Posted by Ashkon Jafari on Jan 3, 2011 in , , | No Comments

Finding a mentor while in college is more important than ever these days. With the economic downturn, the careers you may have been considering may no longer be viable options. Furthermore, it’s hard to know what you should major in and thus what careers you should pursue. With so many options out there you may be feeling stuck.

Happy Holidays from StudentMentor.org

Posted by Ashkon Jafari on Dec 21, 2010 in , , | No Comments

Dear StudentMentor.org Community,

We want to wish you a happy holidays and thank each and every one of you for choosing to further our mission by helping college students and their mentors achieve their goals.

We launched StudentMentor.org in September with the help of dozens of volunteers and several companies that offered their pro-bono services. Our 400+ mentors are generously volunteering their time to impact the lives of college students. It has been very exciting to see just how fast we have grown in a short period of time! We were recently featured in CNN/Fortune, USA Today, and Yahoo! Finance.