We envision the Future of Work where students feel like every industry is accessible to them. Even if students hold identities that have been historically underrepresented (such as race, gender, orientation and more), they can build a network of professionals who share those identities and successfully close the gaps we see in the workforce today.
Diversifying talent pipelines
Connecting students to the workforce
Fulfilling professional's desire to give back
Saving students time & money in the post-graduation journey
this is critical
Employees who are involved in mentoring programs have a 50% higher retention rate, and young adults with a mentor are 130% more likely to hold leadership positions.
DC Public School
The app is motivational, especially the advice. I found something I'm interested in and I'm like ... this could be me.
California State U
I already graduated with a Poli Sci degree but...do you know what I can do with that?
DC Public School
This app made me feel like I was actually getting first-hand tips and tricks from professionals.
DC Charter School
The most important thing about this app is contact information so you can network and talk to professionals.
At 17, I committed myself and my family to $120,000 in college debt to pursue an undeclared major. I had no idea what careers existed beyond doctor, teacher, lawyer and CSI agent, so people advised me to "figure it out in college." Not everyone can afford to do that.
For the last decade, I've worked in K12 schools that push every student to college without mandatory career exploration or work-based learning opportunities. We pipeline students to higher ed banking on the idea they'll "figure it out" later. This is just part of the reason Americans have $1.75 Trillion in higher education debt and a 40% average dropout rate.
We have the technology and connectivity to help our students discover their career potential before this pivotal point, so why not provide it to all students? In a completely new way?
Let's change the system, together.
~ Kathryn Breisch
Founder & CEO
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does GoPursue work?
Scroll through profiles of professionals to find careers & jobs you like. Then, DM professionals with questions. You can also find internships and other opportunities at companies in your area.
Is it safe?
How do I create an account?
To create an account, you have to attend a school or organization that has purchsed GoPursue. You can use your own email address, Clever SSO, Google SSO, or Linkedin SSO.
Why haven't heard back from someone I messaged?
Professionals get email notifications when you send a message. Since everyone on this app is volunteering their time, it may take a few days to weeks for someone to check the message. You can try sending another message in a week to ping them politely.
The career I want isn't on here. How can I request one?
You can request new careers when you're logged in. When you try searching for a job that returns 0 results, it will give you a button to submit a request. We love it when you do this!
What is GoPursue about?
Helping students increase their knowledge about the wide variety of careers that are available to them, thus helping them make smarter career decisions earlier in life.
You get to give back to your community and empower future generations by sharing your career stories and lessons learned along the way
How does GoPursue work?
GoPursue is like LinkedIn, but designed for students to learn about the day-to-day of your career and what advice you have. You'll take 20 minutes to create a simple "career profile" to share your experiences and journey. Instantly, thousands of students can learn from your profile! If you want to volunteer on an ongoing basis, you can clear a basic background check and answer questions that students send via message.
What's the time commitment?
You get to choose! Creating a profile takes 15-30 minutes. That could be it! If you want to continuously support students, you can answer their questions for any amount of time you choose. Maybe that's 10 mins/week or 1 hour/month. It's up to you and your schedule.
Do I have to message with students?
No. Although students are clamoring to connect with professionals through messaging, students still learn a lot from your profile alone--especially your advice and job details. You can opt in and opt out of messaging as your availability changes.