We are a complement, rather than a competitor, to an alumni-connection platform (such as Handshake), or a job board (such as Symplicity). Our focus is enabling short informational interviews based on the student's career interests (regardless of school association). That said, it is possible that a professional may be impressed by one of your students, and refer them internally for a job or an internship.
The professionals sharing their experiences and insights on our network have agreed to help college students. Additionally, they are motivated to identify new talent for their company, and earn referral bonuses.
For a select group of charter schools, there is no cost to the university or the students. In exchange for free access, our charter schools agree to let use their logo under the ‘partner schools’ section of our website.
Schools that sign on later will pay an annual licensing fee. Additionally, students/parents from non-affiliated schools can purchase annual memberships.
GEN Z has three sources of revenue:
1. Corporate partners pay to showcase a certain number of employees on the platform, which enables them to use their employee base to source talent.
Partners include companies such as Accenture and SunTrust, and trade associations such as the American Land Title Association.
2. Non-charter schools pay an annual licensing fee (starting at $2,450).
3. Students from non-affiliated schools can purchase annual memberships.
They can, however, the network is not limited to employees of sponsors. Professionals do not represent their employers when sharing views on our network, and can come from companies that we may not currently be working with.
Some notable companies that our professionals belong to include Deloitte Consulting, Apple, PwC, lyft, Disney, and TESLA. We also have a number of non- profit professionals and lawyers on the network. We are aggressively growing the GEN Z network.
We require at least two years of experience to be considered for joining our network. Each applicant to the network is evaluated based on their education, what company they work for, and their work experience.
We provide guidelines for both students and professionals, which serve as a framework for a successful session(s). Additionally, both parties rate each other at the end of each session.
Professionals can only view the profile of a student once the student has requested a session with them. We never share student information with third parties for any reason. For additional details on data security, you can visit the ‘Privacy’ link at the bottom of our site.