Create a platform, where mentees can meet mentors.
A platform, where you simply create a profile stating details about education, career and interests, and then which state and city you live in. Then the platform matches people based on these criteria.
From a mentee perspective:
My name is Will, and I am thinking about becoming a dentist, but I am not really sure about it, and I do not have any network in the dentist society. I create a profile on this platform, where I sign up as a mentee. Here, I state my interest in becoming a dentist and my motivation for that. I also state that I am from New York.
From a mentor perspective:
My name is William, and after a 40-year long dentist career, I have retired. This is nice, but I do have a lot of time all of a sudden! All that knowledge, experience and good contacts just going to waste. I think to myself "I would like to share my wisdom with someone, who might need it". After googling "mentor", I find this platform, where I make a profile. After a couple of days, I get matched with a young man, named Will.
What then happens is completely up to Will and William, but they would probably never have met, was it not for such a platform.
It is often low-income students, who do not have the right contacts.
Having the right contacts is often vital for succeeding an education.
This is because it strengthens the link between education and job by providing a network that enhances the mentee´s chances for being employed.