Sep 6, 2020
Join Paula as she interviews creative Entrepreneur, Brett Hummel, the founder of ProMazo and The 100k Mentor Challenge. She will also be talking to Elizabeth Erwin, a student in this much-needed program that serves college students all over the country.
ProMazo started as a student club because Brett noticed that many college students did not have a clear idea of their career choices. He recognized that the best way for students to gain experience and career knowledge was to participate in work experiences prior to graduation.
Brett realized that with work moving more and more to a virtual scenario, (he had no idea how virtual it would become due to the virus!), there was an opportunity to connect the top 5% of people attending university, who had the latest skills and training, with companies who needed those skills, enabling corporate teams to work side by side on a remote basis. And with that, ProMazo was born.
In the wake of the coronavirus, on-campus events were canceled and many internships and job offers were rescinded. These cuts hit students from underrepresented backgrounds especially hard because they rely on these opportunities to build their networks and secure their first jobs since they often do not have personal or family connections to fall back on.
Together in partnership with college students from over a dozen universities, launched the 100k Mentor Challenge movement to connect college students from underrepresented backgrounds with mentors.
The goal of the 100K Mentors Challenge is to connect 100,000 students from underrepresented backgrounds with 100,000 mentors in the businesses that the students aspire to, by the end of the 2021 academic year to help them overcome the loss of on-campus recruiting, professional networks, and internships/full-time jobs.
Join the movement. Be a force for positive social change. Create new pipelines of opportunity. Be the company that translates words into action by signing the Pledge and committing to supporting underrepresented college students. We urge companies to join the movement to help make sure students are not left behind!
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