It’s the season of graduation parties, tassels, gowns that resemble trash bags and, of course, new beginnings. For some students — and by some we mean all — this can be a scary time. There are many unknowns and first experiences (we’re looking at you, co-ed dorm bathroom). Wouldn’t life just be a little easier if these students had some guidance along the way from, say, a mentor? Enter Magikstra: a social network for high school students to find mentors in universities and businesses.
This made-by-students-for-students site is super easy to join from both the mentee and mentor perspective. Users create basic profiles. For high schoolers, all you do is upload a resume, post a bio and add in your social links — you know, Facebook, Twitter, Github and LinkedIn. Meanwhile, professors and professionals share their research work and their goals with the students they want to work with.
The best part: no subjects are off limits. Looking for a journalism guru? You’re in the right place. A science guy? You bet. There’s a possible connection for everyone with no fees or time-sucking online searches and applications. It’s currently still in Beta testing, but sign up now to get notifications for when you or your recent grad can start connecting.
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(h/t Beta Li.st)