New nationwide student mentoring program launches
SILICON VALLEY, CA September 24, 2010 StudentMentor.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization, announced today the launch of a free new service matching college students seeking
career or academic advice with professionals nationwide.
For the first time ever, any college student, from any school or major can sign up, match with a mentor
in real-time, and choose to connect in-person or virtually. Each college student reviews a list of
possible mentors based on individual objectives and selects a mentor best suited for their needs.
Students work one-on-one with mentors to receive career or academic advice on a wide variety of
topics including financing education, graduate school applications, and work-life balance. Mentors not
only enhance their own leadership, management, and coaching skills, but enjoy imparting their lifelong
experiences to a budding college student.
StudentMentor.org Co-Founder and President Stephanie Bravo, stated As a first-generation college
student, with dreams of becoming a doctor, I had no one to turn to for advice and felt lost. Through a
mentorship program, I met an amazing medical student who guided me through the multi-faceted,
confusing pre-medical pathway. Today, Stephanie is a first-year medical student at the University of
California Irvine School of Medicine. Stephanie stated, The concept of StudentMentor.org was based on
my personal experience of needing a mentor, and realizing there was a universal need for all students
that was not being met in the marketplace. I believe StudentMentor.org can meet this need and help
students achieve their goals.
StudentMentor.org is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit that matches college students seeking career or academic advice with professionals nationwide. Any college student, from any school or major, can find a mentor in their field(s) of interest through StudentMentor.org. The program is free to any college student in the United States. The program has been featured in Fortune, CNN, and USA Today.