STAPr: Redefining the Way Students and Professionals Connect
Michael Heavens CEO & founder | STAPr
A networking revolution is long overdue. We must stop ignoring the fact that a connection between students and professionals is essential for success post-graduation. At STAPr, we understand that boosting educational and professional careers is how society needs to work.
Our networking platform is not a judgemental one. Instead, we focus on highlighting strengths and establishing relationships that benefit both sides, whether the goal is a personal, social, educational, or professional link.
The STAPr Concept
Created on the premise that there is so much more to professional connections than many social networking platforms offer, STAPr’s primary goal is to provide streamlined information and invaluable resources. It’s imperative that we nurture not only professional and student relationships, but also encourage associations with institutions and mentors.
We want to provide those that utilize our revolutionary platform to actually benefit from doing so. Matching students and working professionals with opportunities that provoke their interests is a significant key to assisting them in their career progression and successful project collaborations.
STAPr gives a voice to the emerging student talent pool, greatly benefiting the professionals that are there to guide them. Above all, we look to create meaningful relationships that thrive on creativity and the potential the right individual can contribute to a project.
Helping Students Find Their Way
It’s clear to anyone that has access to a news outlet that the prospect of student loan debt far outweighs the potential of launching a career with a salary that will cover that debt right out of college.
Job security within a specific field of study is not guaranteed. Since we can’t project a change happening with this statistic any time soon, STAPr has dedicated itself to giving students what they need; a chance.
With around 83% of students feeling professionally invisible when it comes to the job hunt in their area of study, the call for the networking STAPr offers is tangible. In fact, many students are actively looking for a space to establish a professional connection, and we’ve got the means for them to accomplish that.
The Magic of Remote Associations
COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in the plans that everyone has. There isn’t a person that hasn’t been affected, and that goes for students, staff, and professionals. The inability to meet face-to-face is creating challenges for all, as remote learning and communications offer new obstacles and navigation issues.
While life, both personal and professional, won’t be this way forever, it’s safe to say that remote learning and working isn’t going anywhere. Access to a designated networking space with the intention to make a remote connection will be undoubtedly instrumental to the way students and professionals work now and in the future.
We believe that students should not feel lost or inundated with information when they attempt to explore professional choices on their career path of choice. Also, when we create a place for professionals and students to come together, we help hundreds of unsure students to recognize the best road for them, perhaps even resulting in choosing (or changing) their major.
Assisting Professionals in Overcoming Challenges
Professionals have their fair share of challenges in the workplace, especially now, and those problems do not dismiss the growing issue of unemployment. The student-professional connection is not the only purpose of STAPr, as we aim to forge relationships between professionals looking for collaboration, assistance, or work.
Workers who have been displaced or facing unemployment will find the connections they need on STAPr to do what they’re passionate about while growing a flourishing career, or jumpstarting one that has stalled a bit. STAPr supports equal pay and the right to negotiate a salary, and we know our users will log onto our platform with that in mind.
Dealing with coworkers can be difficult at times, even when doing so remotely. We are here to offer a way to relate with people our users want to connect with, finding a beautiful life and work balance along the way. No more workplace politics; it’s all about working (and living) on our own terms.
STAPr’s Astounding Capabilities
There are so many phenomenal aspects to STAPr, and we’re proud to have developed and implemented them to tailor to the demographics in which we intend to cater. We completely comprehend that the guise of perfect existence fueled by social media has caused us to lose the meaning behind real networking.
STAPr encourages real connections based on qualifications and authentic personality traits, offering the opportunity to navigate resources and professional opportunities to pursue goals without feeling overwhelmed or out of place. Social media is incredible, there’s no doubt about that, but it’s also destroying the potential for meaningful relationships built upon more than aesthetics.
We founded STAPr on the idea that it would be a way of networking meant to positively impact life goals, both long and short term while building interpersonal skills. STAPr is a precious professional resource in a socially driven, networking setting.
How We Work: STAPr Basics
Every networking platform has a set of abilities that are unique to that platform, and STAPr shines in originality. We want those who choose to utilize our platform to find individuals, partners, and teams that are pursuing similar goals, and we offer the option to add a mentor to keep you (all of you) on track.
Diverse Connections and Purposes
Every person is different. Our connections are diverse, ranging from working professionals in numerous industries to colleges and universities that offer guidance to students, providing a sense of security and stability when it comes to decision-making and career paths.
On STAPr, users will connect with individuals that either share their dreams or can fuel them forward with precious knowledge and influential motivation. It doesn’t matter if pursuits are personal or business-focused, there’s always someone to which to relate.
A Revolutionary Marketplace
The STAPr marketplace is nothing short of specific and convenient. Tailored to the needs of our users, they can search for anything posted, including car rentals, books, apartment sublets, and reach out on the professional or educational end of the marketplace.
Whatever the need might be when it comes to furthering career and education, STAPr stands behind helping our users find someone who can help them professionally and personally. We believe that our users are entitled to the exposure they deserve, from high school students to established professionals.
STAPr offers profile badges that will allow every influential member of our community to showcase their work and achievements, gaining potential worldwide exposure. By utilizing the STAPr gallery, those on the platform can post research, articles, videos, and photos that will benefit them professionally, creating an influence within the community that will affect the chances of gaining the opportunity to contribute to a future project.
Paving the Way
STAPr is different. The mentorship platform that we’ve painstakingly perfected is meant to maximize the value of networking. STAPr encourages productivity, motivating people of all ages and walks of life by uniting them first professionally, and then personally.
We are bridging the gap between students and professionals one connection at a time, ensuring productivity with access to one on one mentorships that may not be available otherwise. When we redefine and broaden the access that students have to professional resources, we essentially offer a better outlook and a better future.
As the first Student-Professional Hub of its kind, STAPr is ready to take things to the next level. Sign up to stay in the loop as we prepare for our launch, and prepare to magnify connections and networking in the world of social media.