"Having an agent
is awesome."


Top-Tier Mentors
Ensure Your Student Success

  • 1 out of 4 agents has a full-ride scholarship

  • 9 out of 10 agents received scholarship to attend college

  • Our Agents represent 30+ colleges from the top 150 Universities in the US

  • GEAR UP focused advisors from similar background and stories

  • SSA provides a comprehensive training to back the Agents’ experiences

The Agency’s 5 Step Hiring Process

1. Online Video Application

Agents submit a detailed online application which includes a video of themselves on why they want to be an Agent and what makes them a great fit for the position. Our Agents are digital, so it only makes sense that we should hire them through digital channels.

2. Online Video Interview

We’ve honed in on key hiring questions over the past 5 years of operating successful mentorship programs. We ask potential Agents the tough questions that bring to light their strengths, weaknesses, motivations, and more to make sure they can lead their students to success.


3. Student Test-Run

We pair the potential Agents with a student within our personal network to see them in action. The potential Agent must interact with and provide value to a real student for five days. The student who vetted the Agent will make a decision if this person is a good fit.


4. Criminal Background Check

Safety is a top priority for our team. If a prospective Agent gets through the first three rounds of interviews (less than a 20% chance), we run a full comprehensive criminal background check on the candidate.

5. Training, Coaching, and Continued Education

Once applicants have been accepted as agents, we make sure they are properly prepared to serve their students.  There are 3 separate, thorough trainings they must complete covering the basics of completing FAFSA, applicable scholarship searches, and much more.   We also pair them with a team lead who is a veteran agent to check in and coach them.  Lastly, we have a dedicated Director of Agent Success whose sole role is to ensure agents have the knowledge and resources to benefit their students.


Starting a mentoring program is hard.

We learned the hard lessons for you, and our experience has been distilled into a full service turn-key mentoring program that leverages the best of humans and the best of modern technology. Our staff works year round to recruit the right agents, to lead the agents throughout the year, and to deliver results for your programs, like GEARUP. Through our passion we save you the time, money and stress through outsourced mentors, so that you can focus on what’s important, your student’s success.

We make mentoring relatable.

Program Effectiveness

  • 90% of Students that opt-in to our programs stay in our program.

  • Student satisfaction in the program 4.48 stars out of 5 stars.

  • Students interact with their agent an average of 45+ interactions each month

  • Our agents’ work to achieve YOUR custom outputs and student goals


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