I’m interested in being an advisor, but I’m curious what type of students I will be advising?
Kleido feels that it’s best to walk the talk and so our matching engine will take a variety of factors into account such as background, interested industries and skills etc. before matching with a student. All of Kleido’s students are motivated high school students looking to explore their interests. That being said, it is important to remember that, given the age range, students’ comfort speaking with young professionals may vary. The conversation may start slow but don’t be deterred, every student is eager to hear your story and advice.
I want to be an advisor, but what exactly is the process?
You will first submit an interest form.
We will then review your submission and schedule a 15 min screening interview with you.
If we feel Kleido is a fit with you then you will receive an onboarding email welcoming you. We will ask you to fill out a short form with questions which will be used to better match you with students moving forward!
I’m interested but really busy, what is the expected time commitment?
The great thing about Kleido is you get to set your availability according to your schedule as it fluctuates throughout the year. Advise at the frequency that best fits your ever-changing schedule!
Will I receive payment for my advice?
Yes! We know your advice is valuable for Kleido’s students and so you will receive payment for your time and advice.
Are advising sessions in person or virtual?
All advising sessions scheduled through Kleido are via live zoom meetings.
Is this a mentorship platform?
Kleido’s mission is to help facilitate and curate career exposure and exploration for high school students. Students do not expect a continued mentor/mentee relationship from meetings and by joining Kleido you are by no means obligating yourself to such a relationship.
I noticed Kleido’s Forward fund, can you explain more about this?
Kleido is determined to bring career exposure and exploration to any student who desires it. The reality is however that not all students may be in a financial position to do so. Kleido has enabled advisors to help remove this barrier by giving them the ability to contribute their compensation from Kleido to the fund. The fund is only used to enable students of verified need to partake in Kleido’s platform.