Today, we are excited to announce the formation of our Alumni Innovation Advisory Board, which is the first of its kind in higher education.
One of our main goals and one of the reasons we founded PeopleGrove is to help facilitate fruitful connections between those who seek guidance and those who are in a position to give it. While mentorship can happen over email, we see firsthand how a connection formed during a live conversation is often much deeper, more dynamic, and ultimately more impactful for both parties.
Community and connections matter.
No surprises there. Endless studies show that when individuals are supported by a community, that they are more likely to thrive and be successful within that community. They are then even more likely to give back to that same community and pay it forward. The work that PeopleGrove has done with our university partners is based on that crucial tenant.
One of the hardest parts of helping students achieve their career goals is knowing the huge span of their specific interests and life ambitions. With limited time and resources, how can career centers know which student dreams of finding a journalism job in New York City and which wants to become a data scientist in San Francisco?
On Wednesday October 30th, our San Francisco office welcomed Dr. Farouk Dey for an afternoon conversation with our team. Dr. Dey, Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design at Johns Hopkins University, has been a friend and thought leader for PeopleGrove since his days as Dean and Vice Provost at Stanford University. In fact, he originally helped guide much of the work that led to Stanford being one of the first PeopleGrove partners.
We wrapped up our five-part webinar series on #TheGivingEquation by talking with some of our most successful partners to see how they’ve embedded technology into their programming, incorporated a platform into the fabric of their culture, cultivated grassroots awareness, and set clear strategic goals to achieve true success.