Members select from a customizable list of goals — things they need help with — and volunteer items — things they are interested in doing to help others. Collecting this information helps you understand how members are using the network and helps members find the support they need.
Personalized dashboard with next steps and member recommendations
Every member has a personalized dashboard with suggested next steps and recommended members. Next steps are personalized based on each member’s goals and offer tips on how to get the most out of the network. Recommended members are calculated based on factors like career goals, academic interests, educational background, and organization memberships. Together, next steps and recommended members ensure that everyone who joins the network knows exactly how to get started connecting.
Flexible search filters
A powerful search tool makes it easy to zero in on the right advisors. Members can filter by criteria like undergraduate major, employer, job title, city of residence, school affiliation, and volunteer items. For example, a recent graduate looking to pursue a career in business could isolate former econ majors who live in New York and are willing to discuss their career path.
Call scheduling with template-style agendas
The network bulldozes the common barriers that prevent members from reaching out to each other. Supplementing an easy to use chat feature, the built-in call scheduler makes it easy to plan a conversation. Members choose from a configurable list of reasons for reaching out, and the network automatically creates an introductory message template. They simply personalize a few lines of text and are ready to go with a well-written, professional call request.
Communities to connect members with similar interests or affinities
Member-created communities provide an easy way to support groups with shared interests, identities, goals, and geographic locations. Some common real-life examples of communities include Future Entrepreneurs, First-Generation Students, Charity & Non-Profit Professionals, and Alumni in New York.
Mediated, forum-style discussions to support important conversations
Many members will have similar questions, so not all conversations on the network should be one-on-one. Forum-style discussions allow all members to collectively discuss questions and offer advice. Discussions within communities help members explore topics that are especially relevant to them. For example, Future Entrepreneurs might support a discussion about the best places to look for early-stage funding, or First-Generation Students might allow members to share tips for overcoming imposter syndrome.
Events to help members find ways to connect in person
This tool allows administrators and members to share events with people who might be interested. Events within communities can be related to the goal of the community or recent discussions. For example, a member could create an event for a pitch competition and share it in the Future Entrepreneurs community.
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