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Build Your Network

The time to build a network is always before you need one

 – Douglas Conant, author, innovator, speaker, and former CEO of Campbell Soup Company and former president of Nabisco Foods

The most successful people have a large network of contacts they trust from a wide variety of places, such as business connections, financial advisors, life coaches, professional mentors, former teachers, accomplished family members and reliable friends.

Begin to build your network by getting set up with a free mentor or coach to start expanding your network today.

Get your Mentor

Developing a mentorship relationship helps both mentors and mentees persist towards graduation. Set yourself up with the best possible chance of success by forging strong mentorship relationships.

  • Chicago Scholars Peer Mentoring supports first year college students as they transition to life on campus. Through partnerships with Scholars from other class years, the program helps Scholars cultivate leadership opportunities, develop community and support networks, and share knowledge.
  • Beyond12 College Coaches offer free personalized coaching from recent college graduates.  Find a virtual coach here.
  • UStrive – This organization lets any high school or college student to sign up to get a free mentor.
  • CollegePoint offers free virtual advising to help students from low- and moderate-income families apply to, enroll in, and graduate from top colleges.
  • The Mentor Portal – Get a free 20-min session w/a peer mentor from a specific college.
  • Schoolhouse World – Get free peer-to-peer academic tutoring! 
  • ISACorps Mentor – The Illinois Student Assistance Corps is a talented group of recent college graduates who are trained to serve as near peer mentors to high school students. Search for your ISACorps Mentor by zip code.

Our Chatbot

We have a team of peer advisors running our texting support service. Sign up for our chatbot to get your college questions answered 24/7!  Text #summerhubchi to 312.681.7767.  Message and data rates apply.

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