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ProConvos increases Alum engagement…

improves career prospects for Students…

and fosters productive conversations between your school’s current, former and future populations.


What is ProConvos?

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.


Why ProConvos?

ProConvos Features

  • Advanced search engine lets Students find Alums and request a call in minutes
  • Conference call capabilities that allow people to connect over the phone while keeping contact information private
  • Alum and Student data drives matching algorithms that proactively recommend to students participating Alums who can best support their specific career aspirations
  • Alums have easy to use web and smartphone platforms that allows them to control their level of participation with “one click” convenience
  • We handle the entire logistics chain including activity generation, call scheduling, call hosting, activity reporting, customer service and collection of satisfaction ratings
  • Comprehensive educational material to help students (and alums) prepare for and conduct informational interviews
  • Doesn’t disrupt existing systems or protocols

The Benefits of Using ProConvos

We help schools

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.

We offer a turnkey solution

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.

We are focused on Alum satisfaction

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.

Students better prepared for post-graduate life

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.


How ProConvos Works

Step One

REGISTER

Go to http://proconvos.com/platform/signin.html and register. This includes creating your ProConvos Profile.

  • The sign up process takes less than 10 minutes.
  • Alums who complete the registration process are searchable by current students. Alums are also able to temporarily “hide” their profiles if they wish to be excluded from search results. All Alum profiles are kept anonymous (first name only) unless Alums elects to provide additional identifying and contact information.
  • Once registered, Students can search for alums. Current students can browse the alum database to find alums who have jobs and/or work at firms that interest them. Students can use any search terms and/or use common parameters like geography, industry or job title/function.

Step Two

SEARCH

Alums who register are searchable by students. Students who register can search Alum profiles.

  • Alums who complete the registration process are searchable by current students. Alums are also able to temporarily “hide” their profiles if they wish to be excluded from search results. All Alum profiles are kept anonymous (first name only) unless Alums elects to provide additional identifying and contact information.
  • Once registered, Students can search for alums. Current students can browse the alum database to find alums who have jobs and/or work at firms that interest them. Students can use any search terms and/or use common parameters like geography, industry or job title/function.

Step Three

REQUEST A CONVERSATION

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.

  • Students may initiate conversation requests with Alums by clicking the “request conversation” button on the Alum’s profile. Alums will receive a conversation request e-mail alert that contains the Student’s profile information and any accompanying personal note.
  • Alums are requested to set aside 30 minutes for each conversation, but Alum and students are free to shorten or extend the call as necessary. If Alums do not respond to a conversation request within a certain time period they will receive a reminder e-mail.
  • If Alum accept the conversation request they may send to the Student up to 3 different dates/times that accommodate their schedule. Students will be notified via e-mail immediately upon acceptance or denial of any conversation requests.
  • Students must accept one of the proposed dates/times provided by Alums within 24 hours. If none of the proposed dates/times work for the Student, the Student may re-initiate the conversation request and request that the Alum suggest new dates/times.
  • Alums and students will be sent reminders with conference call-in information prior to any scheduled conversations via email and/or text messages.

Step Four

HAVE A CONVERSATION

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.

  • At the appointed time, call participants dial in the provided number and begin their conversation. Alums are requested to set aside 30 minutes for each call request, although calls may be extended or shortened at their discretion.
  • Calls are free to all participants as long as they are conducted via the provided call-in numbers.
  • After the call, both Students and Alums will receive follow up e-mails with one or two brief questions to rate their experience and product satisfaction.
  • Students and Alums are always welcome to contact support@proconvos.com to provide more in-depth feedback.

EDIT YOUR PROFILE

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.

  • 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.
  • On their “My Convos” page Alums can control their time/conversation commitment. We don’t want anyone feeling overwhelmed or inundated with conversation requests!
  • To help stay organized, Students can view their past, current and future conversations on their “My Convos” page. Students can also control how often they are sent pro-active recommendations on Alums who may be good conversation candidates based on matching algorithms leverage Alum & Student profile information

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW

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.