Strive for College seeks to ensure that our students not only reach college but graduate and achieve their professional dreams. That’s why Strive is always looking for new Corporate Partners who are interested in having their employees or customers serve as virtual mentors to Strive students as they navigate the college application process. Working with mentors who have experienced professional success helps Strive students imagine the same kind of achievement for themselves.
For more information on how your company can become a Strive for College Corporate Partner, please contact our Director of Corporate Partnerships, Christa Bennett, by clicking the button below.
When students sign-up for UStrive, they receive different mentor suggestions based on their background and what colleges they are looking to attend. The student is then able to review the profiles of each of these mentors (i.e. what your hobbies are, sort of work you do, etc.) so put your best foot forward!
All Strive mentors must pass a background check before working with any Strive students. These background checks can be completed online through our background check provider.
Once you register and complete your mentor profile, you will have access to Strive’s mentor training material. It will take a couple hours to review. Additional resources are available.
Mentors spend around an hour a month working with a student. This time could include using Strive's comprehensive college search tool to find best-fit colleges, reviewing our guides for applying for financial aid and scholarships, or chatting about upcoming deadlines. Students and mentors can message, make phone calls, and video chat. All of the communication takes place through the UStrive platform, so personal email address and phone numbers are masked for privacy.