The Spect App ecosystem
WE KNOW students ARE ANXIOUS ABOUT their education and careers
“Not all those who wander are lost” (JRR Tolkein)
We are here to connect your wanderings into a cohesive story of personal and professional growth. Being able to talk about your journey—what you have learned over time, not only in school but outside of it as well, and how you have exhibited resilience, perseverance, and grit—is not an easy task, but we know your story is worth telling. We believe in you and we are listening.
we built this technology with students in mind
LeaderLync was founded with the vision of empowering students and creating greater transparency in the education ecosystem. We provide customized and dynamic opportunities to support the next generation of talent with particular reference to women, non-traditional students, people of color, and non-binary individuals. This is represented in our leadership, our growth and business strategy, and underscores our philosophy of celebrating the whole individual—not only their grades, credentials, and technical skillsets. We believe this approach will benefit our investors, our customers, and our team culture.
connecting students with opportunities to grow
Volunteer work and community engagement build social responsibility, confidence and citizenship. Our mission is to help students grow their skills through practical experience. Research shows that there is a connection between leading in life and leading professionally. Think about it: what good is your 4.0 GPA if you can’t get to work on time?
Radically shifting the way we track, leverage and recognize interpersonal skills
Stay tuned for our research highlights
2016 - Present
compiling and constructing the interpersonal skills confidence index
“Academic insider develops a cutting-edge tool to close the gap on how students are assessed for academic or employment opportunities and success” (The Odyssey Online).
We gathered a team of educators, workforce development experts, artists, students, and engineers and got to work. The LeaderLync Index is based on meticulous research and insights into how confident college students felt about their interpersonal skills and leadership experience, and what resources it would take to improve them. We crunched the data and will summarize it here shortly.
The Spect App
dashboard | EVENTS | CALENDAR | DATA ON USERS YOU SUPERVISE
What if you could have some insights into what students are doing outside of school? Would knowing about the organizations and clubs they belong to, the way they reflect on their involvement in the community, and the activities that excite them be helpful to you as a parent, mentor, teacher, or recruiter? We respect the rights of students to keep their profiles private and only share what they want and with whom.
SELF ASSESSMENT | LEADERSHIP AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS CONFIDENCE
Take a self assessment after you sign up for the app. Get your score. See where you stand on the LeaderLync confidence index. We will help guide you grow and track the skills you have identified as wanting to improve. And more, we will connect you with opportunities that help you grow the skills you want to grow.
HOLISTIC PROFILE | PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
The coolest part of the LeaderLync app is to showcase the interpersonal skills that you have worked on and strengthened over time. This matters to us because at its very core, these are the baseline skills that all employers say they are looking for. As the saying goes, you get hired for your technical skills, you get fired for your [lack of] soft skills. These skills should be cultivated over time—as early in your education as possible.