• First-Year Mentoring

Retaining, Engaging & Mentoring First-Year Students

While institutions will largely focus on their admission process by investing in marketing strategies that will convince incoming students to enroll and attend, some of those efforts can fall short when colleges don’t also invest in the retention of their first-year students through mentoring or career services. In fact, as many as one in three [...]

February 9th, 2017|Categories: Career Services, Mentoring, Student Retention|Tags: , , |
  • Management Mentors

How Management Mentors Utilizes Business’s Biggest Asset

When a company is looking for ways to improve talent retention and strengthen its workforce, it seeks out Management Mentors, a company based outside of Boston that’s been dedicated to corporate mentoring best practices for over 20 years. In fact, CitiGroup, The New York Times, FedEx, TJ Maxx and Enterprise are only a few of [...]

  • Multiple Mentors

7 Types of Mentors For Advising on Every Career Question

While individuals and institutions explore the most impactful mentoring methods, focus is shifting from having one mentor to having multiple mentors. Though having a “board of advisors” may not embody traditional mentoring relationships, having a diverse array of perspectives and insight cans be helpful, if not essential, as someone works to further their career. However, [...]

January 26th, 2017|Categories: Career Development, Mentoring, Networking|Tags: , , |
  • BBBS Mentoring

The Lifetime Impact of Modern Mentoring

As new technologies are developed and modernized insights on mentoring are explored, the mentor-mentee relationship has become less traditional than it once was. With digital platforms allowing more casual mentor relationships and increased opportunities to participate in formalized mentoring programs, institutions, businesses and individuals have gravitated towards having somebody to rely on for advice and [...]

January 11th, 2017|Categories: Career Development, Mentoring, Student Success|Tags: , , |
  • Marquette University Mentoring Program

CASE 2016: The Trifecta Behind Marquette Mentoring

In 2013, the Marquette University Alumni Association implemented a mentoring program with the goal of complementing career services efforts and fostering meaningful conversations amongst students and alumni. The program has grown from establishing 30 matches in its pilot year to pairing 85 matches for the 2016-2017 academic year, and it’ been delivering extraordinary results in [...]

December 7th, 2016|Categories: Career Services, CASE 2016, Mentoring|Tags: , , |
  • Milton Academy Advising

#TABS16: Long-Term Impacts of Milton Academy Advising

One of the ways Milton Academy develops “competence, confidence and character” in its students is by providing support in and out of the classroom through advising, an initiative that is being explored during the 2016 TABS Annual Conference. In their session, “Advising: Forging Connections Even When it Feels Impossible,” Mathematics Department Chair Heather Sugrue -- [...]

  • Boston College Mentoring

How Formalized Mentoring Advances BC Entrepreneurship

The following post explores the Boston College Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship's decision to partner with CampusTap and implement the company's alumni mentoring and career networking platform. Since launching in September of 2015, the Boston College Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship has incorporated a wealth of diverse, successful alumni entrepreneurs to [...]

  • Cedar Crest College

Connecting Female Leaders at Cedar Crest College

The following post explores Cedar Crest College's decision to partner with CampusTap and implement the company's alumni mentoring and career networking platform. Cedar Crest College has a unique student population made up of traditional undergraduate students, graduate students and adult learners. In addition, the Pennsylvania institution has an actively engaged alumnae community including recent graduates and [...]

  • Mentoring

Leading Companies Pilot New Mentoring Programs

By 2020, millennials will make up more than half of the nation's workforce. With such a large presence in today's economy, retention and development of these young professionals is a main focus of many of the nation's largest companies. Various companies -- such as Target, UnitedHealth and Microsoft -- are transitioning towards new techniques to [...]

  • Millennial entrepreneurs

The Impact of Mentors on Millennial Entrepreneurs

Mentoring can be viewed as a relationship reserved for helping students achieve their academic or professional aspirations. But mentoring is just as important after an individual has reached the professional level, especially for a millennial entrepreneur. Mentors can help individuals grow in any professional field, but have more of a dramatic impact on young entrepreneurs growing [...]