"I plan to relocate to Los Angeles upon graduation in the Spring of 2020. Not familiar with the best employers and looking for recommendations."
"A good place to start is always Glassdoor. Take a look at Smith + Wallace in Long Beach, they're doing some cool stuff. Reach out to Cathryn Adams, let her know I sent you. "
"I am looking for experts for a capstone project on autonomous vehicles that I can interview on the challenges and opportunities in this area."
"I have a colleague at Waymo in California who is one of the most renown experts in this area. I will forward your request to him and am sure he'd love to help."
"I have been interested in working with animatronics in the future and am wondering if anyone has gone in a direction that could be considered non-traditional for any reason. I would like to hear your story and learn about obstacles you may have faced taking this path."
"I am happy to share more about my career path. Why don't you find some time on my calendar for coffee or lunch? http://www.meeting.com/amyalum""
How it works for students
You ask for help
Complete a short questionnaire or simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recruit the best mentors
Connects finds and asks the most-relevant mentors to assist.
Until you have been helped.
You get a response
Mentors will share advice or offer you a call (or meeting).
Usually within a week.
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What can I ask?
Literally anything to help with your academic life (projects, research, etc.) or professional development (internships / jobs, career choice, etc.). There are hundreds of mentors with very diverse experiences and backgrounds available to help.
How long will it take to get an answer?
Our goal is to get your answers within 3 business days. But it depends on what you're asking and how many mentors have that expertise. It can go as quickly as an hour to as long as 10 days.
How many responses will I get?
The number of answers depends on how many mentors have relevant experience and are available to provide insights. It may be one, three, five or more.
How many questions can I ask?
As many as you want to. We'll likely match you up with different mentors every time and you'll make awesome connections.
Can I select mentors to answer my question?
No. We match mentors based on availability, proximity, and competency (among many other factors) and take into account how often a mentor has helped in the past.
Can I ask follow-up questions?
We strongly encourage you to reply and ask for additional help or insights from the individual who replied.
What if I don't get an answer?
While we work hard to get you a reply, in rare cases we may not be able to get you an answer.
Recent Requests From Students
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"A friend has asked me to launch a startup with her - but I am not sure if I should get some real-world experience before founding a company. What do I do?"
"I would like to get an internship in the automotive industry (ideally the performance division). I've been struggling to find something that really peaks my interest and am wondering about other places/way to look. "
"I am marketing major and have received two great offers for summer internships: at Boeing and at Procter & Gamble. How do I think about which is right for me?"