LeaderLync was created to provide students an equal opportunity to grow their potential and become leaders. LeaderLync is, in essence, a cohort-based leadership development tool that prepares students for rapidly changing market needs by encouraging innovation and leadership through collaboration and teamwork. The software is offered to students through their academic institutions and uses a point-based system that rewards cooperation, engagement, and the acquisition of skills.
LeaderLync started with the premise that possessing a bachelor's degree does not provide the competitive edge it once did, especially in fields outside of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Students in these fields struggle to find jobs when compared to students within STEM. Even within STEM, women are vastly underrepresented despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and half of the college-educated workforce.
LeaderLync addresses this growing issue by allowing students to build a comprehensive resume (or co-curricular transcript) that translates everything they learn outside of the classroom into marketable skills employers seek. Since LeaderLync works through the academic institutions, all the information within students profiles is authenticated or verified by their school and/or supervisors in order to provide a more realistic picture of how any student compares to other students both within and outside of their chosen courses. This allows them to effectively measure their employment potential and skill level against a realistic market forecast of employers needs and expectations.
LeaderLync's core mission is to get every student employed by engaging them to become active learners working together to develop, track, and demonstrate skills essential for their professional success.