Omviser is an all-in-one online solution for personalized mentorship needs in higher education admission. Our platform provides the opportunity for students to find a personal mentor who believe in their potential and who can help them easily maneuver through college and graduate school applications with a professional touch.
We believe that as a global community, everyone should have equal access to education and mentorship irrespective of their backgrounds. We also believe that someone’s journey and process is as much important than output. So, we’re doing our part in finding like-minded people who are interested in becoming a part of our students’ journey and help each other achieve by acts of giving and sharing. We want to make sure that our platform is inclusive of all students from around the world, regardless of their socio-economic and geographical backgrounds.
Our founders who are a group of learning enthusiasts, researchers, and changemakers spent hours developing and designing the optimal mentoring platform for students. Here’s how:
Initially, as learning enthusiasts from the global south we started thinking how impactful could mentoring be for all students if there was no geographical. We traced the history of successful people and learned the benefits of mentorship those people had in determining their success. We also debated on what we thought were some of the immediate factors that prevented students from obtaining a mentor. We found that privilege (legacy, wealth distribution, birthstamp etc), difficulty in initiating connections, lack of trust in new mentor-mentee relationships, inability to afford expensive mentoring services, and other cultural or geographical barriers are some of the immediate hurdles in leveraging such opportunities. So, we sought out to find solutions to help minimize this gap and design a platform that provides conversion of different forms of capital in one’s life.
Through research we learned that having social support significantly increases various educational and career outcomes on protégés’ career by means of actually achieving goals in place of just setting them. Additionally, past studies in mentoring have also gone to suggest that disadvantaged or economically challenged students in particular are being ‘left behind’ and will continue to be left behind if we continue to deprive them from receiving mentoring. We don’t want anyone to take a back seat. Thus, in working extensively in prestigious science and education labs around the world, our founders applied their interests in Human Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence technologies to design and develop a mentorship platform that is resourceful, accessible on multiple mediums, affordable, trustworthy and, AI driven.