It’s a feeling we are all familiar with: you graduate and are filled with a pride that quickly turns to a laser-sharp focus on finding the answer to a seemingly impossible question, now what?
It is in this time period, as post-grads metamorphose into professionals, that many young women find themselves wading in a sea of self-doubt – who to trust, what mentors to follow, and how to conduct themselves professionally in a manner that is both advantageous in building a strong network and clear career path.
10 years ago, the above may have seemed like an insurmountable task to accomplish. Thanks to ENTITY Academy’s mentorship and guidance, a new era of post-undergrad education has been born, built specifically to serve this need.
According to their website, ENTITY first launched in 2016 as a fast-growing women’s media platform, serving as a home for thoughtful dialogue between a new generation of leaders, doers, and tastemakers. Each summer since inception, ENTITY has hosted women from across the country for a digital marketing training program that includes high-touch mentorship. The curriculum is curated to fill the skills gap between college and career in a way that has never been done before.
“The writing is on the wall, a college degree is no longer enough to get ahead in life,” explains the academy. “In fact, research shows most employers now believe students graduating from college lack the necessary hard and soft-skills needed for a modern workforce. This is why at ENTITY we take a four-pillar approach to education, which includes hard skills, soft skills, mentorship, and career success services — all in order to address the whole person and prepare them for the Future of Work. By attending ENTITY Academy, whether online or in person, you’ll gain the competitive edge you need to build the career you want and join an ever-expanding network of #WomenThatDo.”
Simply put, ENTITY Academy strives to address the problematic gender pay gap by training, mentoring a new generation of young, professional women to accept nothing less than what they deserve. Through rigorous training and one-and-one mentorship with some of the biggest female leaders in their chosen career field, graduates of ENTITY find themselves better able to secure 21st century careers in their field, with the titles and pay their experience calls for.
What makes ENTITY Academy possible? The better question would be who.
Jennifer Schwab Wangers is the Founder and CEO of ENTITY, and she has one goal in mind: to support and empower women through education and mentorship.
“When I began my corporate career out of school, I was shocked to see how few women held senior positions,” explains Jennifer. “I was even more shocked to see how women viewed their compatriots at the office as competition. Instead of banding together to help each other, they would often torpedo and discredit each other.”
“I wanted to create a mentorship platform to get women on the fast track right out of school,” she furthers. “This eventually morphed our