Join Your IAOP Colleagues
and Become a GMI Mentor!

Share Your Experience with an Underserved College Student and Make a Difference

The GMI Mission

GMI prepares underserved college students around the world for success in their job search by providing them with the tools and guidance needed to be successful. This is accomplished through a structured, short-term, online, one to one mentorship with a business professional.

What Students Learn

GMI mentorship guides students to:

  • Establish a professional business network using LinkedIn
  • Develop soft skills to excel in business
  • Improve communication skills for a global business environment
  • Create a career plan and set measurable goals
  • Build a resume/CV that gets noticed by job recruiters
  • Leverage templates and guides for conducting a job search
  • Master the job interview process with confidence
  • Distinguish themselves in their first job

Learn more about GMI in this short video.

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“It’s so important to enable the younger generation with tools and skills to enter the workforce and learn from the experiences of others. GMI has a great method for this and a great structure for mentoring that makes it easy.”

-Sara Nagy, Microsoft

College Partnerships Provide Students from Around the World

GMI partners with universities and youth organizations around the world connecting students in over 50 countries. You can select the youth partner or student country if you have a preference.

Mentor a Graduating Refugee to Help Them Find Work

GMI has a special partnership with Southern New Hampshire University to provide mentors for students living in refugee camps across Africa and Lebanon. GMI helps prepare these students for jobs in the camps and the surrounding cities and this can be the first step to a better life for their families.

GMI Makes it Easy to be a Great Mentor

  • 14 one-hour sessions by video conference
  • No expectation to continue working with the student after the 14 sessionsN
  • GMI provides everything you need – step by step with the Mentor Resources Portal
  • You don’t need to be an expert, just add your own personal experience

A Consistent and Scalable Approach to Mentorship

  • Each session has a mentor guide and student materials to provide a consistent approach
  • Email templates to communicate with your student after each session, saving time
  • Everything you need in one location

“I wanted to give my time to help those who could learn from my experience. GMI was exactly what I was looking for because it focuses on underserved students who may not otherwise have access to mentorships.”

-Alicen Holmes, Cisco

Ready to Get Started?

  • Sign up using the form below
  • Mentor candidates should be at least 25 years old and have a BA/BS in their chosen field.
  • After applying, you will be sent instructions on how to view a 30-minute online mentor orientation before your first mentoring session
  • GMI will contact you with the next steps to be matched with a student

Still Have Questions?

If you still have questions, we’re glad to meet to provide more details. We have optional standing 30-minute Q&A meetings every week.