Welcome to the latest episode of ItsNotAcademic – the podcast, education conversations from HEQCO. The importance of mentorship and positive role models is often discussed in conversations around promoting access to higher education. Obviously these concepts are important, but why? What need do mentors serve and how do you identify and connect with students who need them most?
The guest this episode is Jay Gosselin, a long-time student services professional and the founder of MentorU and the Discover Year program, an entrepreneurial initiative aimed at addressing these difficult questions. He is also a speaker at HEQCO’s upcoming Rethinking Access conference. We spoke to Jay about the purpose of his program, the nature of the students who use it and the impact he sees.
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