With Digital Mentorship, Bloomberg Is Making Higher Education More Accessible

Jan 19, 2021 2:25 PM ET
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“I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was ten years old,” recalls Leicester, UK-based student, Georgina. “But I didn’t know how I would be a doctor.”

Georgina’s story is a familiar one for many college-bound students — particularly those from less-advantaged backgrounds, who more often than their peers lack the critical mentorship to navigate the labyrinthine college and financial aid application processes that await them in their crucial next decisions in life.

Many of the anxieties and questions these students face are also common ones, too. “How do I apply for financial aid? Is this university out of reach for me? What makes a compelling college entry essay?”

Through Bloomberg’s partnerships with Sutton Trust in the UK, our CollegePoint program in the US, and Junior Achievement across Asia, we’re helping students prepare for college, and supporting the career readiness of high-achieving students who need it most.

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