70 Percent of All Jobs are Found Through Networking
“[During Upward Bound,] Two Degrees was the best experience I had to help prepare me to succeed in college. It helped give me the confidence and skills to seek help with schoolwork, make connections with faculty, and find employment through internships and other networking opportunities.”
– Cornell Cox, Freshman, Northern Illinois University
Social capital or building connections with people from different circles helps in gaining important information and opening previously closed off opportunities. Connecting youth to adults is proven to be a helpful method for navigating career paths, building networks, and exploring STEM fields.
Two Degrees Alumni Believe their Relationships with Others will Help Them be Successful
By connecting students to STEM professionals, STEM education, and authentic experiences, we help students develop a mindset to persist in subjects like science and math.