ProConvos proactively connects your school’s alums with current students seeking career guidance and support. We make it easy for students to arrange informational interviews with alums who know what it takes to succeed in their jobs and industries.
ProConvos connects alums who have desirable jobs/careers with students who need advice about obtaining those jobs/careers. We do this while partnering with schools to achieve the mutual goals of improving career prospects for students and enhancing alum engagement.
ProConvos gathers alum's preferences on how they want to get involved and how much time they are willing to commit. Based on those preferences, we use our platform to both match students with alums and to schedule and host conference calls between them. By facilitating hassle-free and efficient conversations, we increase alum involvement.
With our easy to use platform, your Alums can have one conversation a week or one conversation a year – they completely control their exposure to students. In addition, we provide educational materials for both students and alums so everyone is prepared to have productive and professional conversations.
In an ever-changing job-market, we make it easy for students to get elusive, real-world advice and information. ProConvos organizes all alums' data, making it easy for students to find alum who have jobs and careers that are of interest to them. With proprietary matching algorithms, ProConvos also provides pro-active recommendations to students who are unsure which alum may be the best fit for a career conversation.
Go to http://proconvos.com/platform/signin.html and register. This includes creating your ProConvos Profile.
Alums who register are searchable by students. Students who register can search Alum profiles.
Students may initiate conversation requests with Alums by clicking the "request conversation" button on the Alum's profile. Alums receive a conversation request e-mail that contains the Student's profile and any accompanying personal note.
If the Alum accept the conversation request they may send the Student up to 3 different dates/times that accommodate their schedule. Students must accept one of the proposed dates/times provided by Alum within 24 hours or re-initiate the conversation request and ask that the Alum suggest new dates/times.
At the appointed time, Alum and Student dial in the provided number and begin their conversation. Calls typically last about 30 minutes at the discretion of the participants. Calls are free to all participants as long as they are conducted via the provided call-in number. After the conversation, both Students and Alums will receive follow up e-mails with some brief questions to rate their experience.
Students and Alums may edit and update their profiles at any time. More detailed profile information may be added after the initial registration process in order to improve the search and matching process for all participants.
The objective of this platform is to provide both Alums and Students an innovative and pleasant way to connect and share information. If at any time your experience is not satisfactory, we want to know about it and will do our best to make it better.
There is a tremendous wealth of knowledge that resides in your alum network, and we hope this platform helps students reap the benefits of tapping into it! We equally hope that alums get the satisfaction of sharing that knowledge and knowing that they are positively impacting both current students and the future reputation of your school.