December 2010 News Release
MentorNet Launches New Career-Focused Interactive Website
SUNNYVALE, CA- December 6, 2010 – MentorNet, a world leader in providing mentoring to science and engineering students, unveiled a new customer-focused website this month, www.MentorNet.net. The new site is designed to give college students in these fields a place to grow their online identities as future professionals and expand their career network, in addition to MentorNet's traditional individual matching of protégés to one of their thousands of mentors in the field.
"MentorNet is a successful non-profit dedicated to unleashing diverse talent from the campuses in engineering and science," says David Porush, CEO of MentorNet. "We've made 28,000 one-on-one matches to date, with a special focus on women and underrepresented minorities, and we're always looking for ways to innovate and expand our program. This new website is the next step to providing value for our thousands of aspiring protégés, improving the experience for our mentors and creating value for our campus and corporate sponsors."
With an overabundance of resumes on their desk, recruiting managers more than ever need new ways to engage students online and qualify them reliably. MentorNet provides sponsoring corporations with instant access to a large diverse pool of talented protégés. Industry leaders, such as AT&T, IBM, 3M, Tyco, and Texas Instruments recruit mentors to be matched with students on MentorNet's site. MentorNet's email-based mentoring helps guide protégés to their real world careers while building mentors' professional skills.
MentorNet guides mentors with breadcrumbed training to serve as a sounding board for protégés and help them understand the realities of a professional career. Over 100 campuses, including Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Columbia, Princeton and the University of Michigan partner with the non-profit to bring a real-world perspective to their students, especially women and minorities in engineering and science. "Our new administrative dashboard," says Porush, "is a one-stop-shop for a company or campus to look at live data about their matches, demographics and feedback, giving them more time and tools to build the program on campus."
The new MentorNet site is also designed for professional societies to provide leadership development for their members and develop their next generation of talent.
MentorNet is a 501(C)(3) non-profit educational organization. Its mission is to help engineering and science students at the university level - especially women and underrepresented minorities - achieve their career goals by matching them with mentors and guiding their one-on-one relationships over the Web. MentorNet is supported by fees from campus, corporate, government laboratory and organization partners and by grants from public and private foundations. To learn more about MentorNet, visit www.MentorNet.net.
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