We at Columbia College have loved Xinspire. The platform has helped many of our alumni and students make meaningful connections. The two best features of Xinspire are the team and the reporting. The Xinspire team has been incredibly responsive to make the platform a perfect fit for our needs. The reports within the platform are robust and helpful for adjusting the program as well as creating data-informed strategies.
At the Northwestern Alumni Association we primarily use Xinspire for the Northwestern Network Mentorship Program, a large-scale program that allows student and alumni mentees to choose their own alumni mentor based on their current and future career goals via an easy-to-use online platform. The purpose of the program is to cultivate meaningful, professional mentor/mentee relationships between accomplished alumni and current students or alumni. To make matching and coordination easier, we have also added spaces on the platform to host the Northwestern Externship Program, the Dinner with Twelve program, and our medical school colleagues have a space for their Help Our Students Travel program.
Xinspire is easy to use and is always offering new innovative capabilities and interfaces. When we ask for the company to change something or design a solution for us based on something our particular needs, it happens in a short period of time and they’re willing to work with us.
Xinspire stood out to us because it’s a small company with attentive, driven, and thoughtful employees. Once we saw how driven the company is to always make their product the best it can possibly be and how willing they are to work with us to design solutions based on our needs, it was an easy decision to make. We’ve been very happy with our choice to contract with Xinspire.
We [PittBusiness Mentoring Match] use Xinspire to connect undergraduates majoring in Business at the University of Pittsburgh with our vast network of alumni, both within the United States and all over the world. Feedback has been beyond our expectations. Both groups say the platform is easy to use and helps to facilitate meaningful mentoring relationships. Furthermore, the program’s launch went off without a hitch and no technical issues have been reported. We are now considering expanding our use of Xinspire to create an admissions tool where prospective students can contact current students for information on our school.
At Griffith University, we are in the 23rd year of Industry Mentoring. Our Program started out with just a handful of alumni excited to share their wisdom with emerging young professionals, and grew and grew from there - until we reached the limit of what our administrative staff could handle! Our Program is very high-touch, with mentors who stay involved with their mentees well past the Program completion, and return to mentor year after year. The demand for mentoring among our students is huge, and we were seeking a solution that would allow us to offer the experience of being mentored to more students, be efficient in order to conserve administrative resources, maximise our global alumni and industry connections, and most importantly, not compromise the high-touch nature of our Program. Xinspire does all of this and more!
In the first year, we grew our mentor pool by 50%, were able to develop different types of mentoring experiences for students at different stages of their degree and double our mentoring opportunities for students. Xinspire offers many ways for users to connect with one another. Leveraging off the primary mentor-mentee relationship, there are so many opportunities to create meaningful connections between users. We also love the way the mentoring interactions remain accessible to participants even after the relationship has ended - providing a great resource for reflection and insight. We chose Xinspire when there weren’t many competitors in this space, but we stay with them because of their ingenious approach to mentoring, the functionality of the platform, and the collaborative and warm customer service.
We [Boston College] use Xinspire to support our career prep course which requires students to connect with an Eagle Expert (typically an alum) for the purpose of both an informational chat and a mock interview. The platform allows students to match with an alum from a network of over 300 across a broad range of industries through a completely user-friendly, automated system that provides us with easy accessibility to manage and customize every part of it.
We love the overall design, ability to customize, and the customer support. The design is easy to navigate and update. The interface allows us to monitor all mentorship activity as well as make quick and easy changes as needed. The customer support is incredible. Emily sees potential issues before we do and dives right in immediately to find the best solution for us. She provides us with options, clear instructions and effective tutorials on how to best manage our system. We could not be happier with this platform.
We evaluated over 20 mentoring platform options and Xinspire was the only product that was completely customizable to our unique program needs and the only product to come in at price point that was manageable for our budget. We spoke with numerous Xinspire customers and each had tremendously positive feedback. We truly believe there is no better mentorship platform on the market.