Here are some of the PeduL Frequently Asked Questions
Our innovative matching algorithm builds a diverse pipeline that matches candidates to corporate scholarships based on skill sets, personality, and cultural fit. This makes diversity recruiting of interns and entry-level employees more targeted, intentional, faster and easier.
Due to EEOC compliance, employers cannot explicitly invite “multicultural candidates” to apply to a specific job role. However, they can use PeduL to target, source and engage with underrepresented talent in a range of different industries.
Think of corporate scholarships through PeduL as a magnet that can attract all of the needles in the different haystacks where you’re searching for competitive diverse talent from across the country.
Thanks for asking! It's pronounced 'petal'. We spell it like that for a couple of reasons. We believe that education should be at the center of everything we do. We also believe that education bridges the gap between 'P' and 'L': purpose and life. It's our mission to bridge the gap of access to education and career opportunities for all.
No. When you apply to a corporate scholarship through PeduL, you are voluntarily opting into the range of opportunities available exclusively for applicants to that specific scholarship i.e. internships, mentorships and/or career development opportunities.
Simply select the “Sign Up” button in the student section of the homepage and fill out our short application. When you access your dashboard, you’ll have the opportunity to share more about your career interests and past experiences. We’ll do our part to make sure you see all of the opportunities curated for you based on your PeduL profile.
Not a dime! We make money from employers.
No. We only share information about your application that helps employers use best practices for unbiased application review.
From Fortune 500’s like ViacomCBS to local banks in your town!
PeduL has a dedicated sales team that interacts with every employer before they post a scholarship. Each scholarship is coupled with an opportunity for you to advance your career and are personally vetted by our team. We can assure that all scholarships are legitimate and all companies are intentional about creating an inclusive work environment.
If your company has a desire to diversify, but no real strategy to build pipelines of qualified and competitive underrepresented talent, schedule a free consultation schedule a free consultation with our team to see if PeduL is the right fit for your team.
At PeduL, we never celebrate opportunity, we create equal access to them. It’s our passion to make sure students from all backgrounds can access their next career opportunity regardless of where they come from, who they know or what school they attend.
You can structure it in any way that you want. You can do a recurring scholarship or even one-off scholarships per year. We source students based on your strategic needs. Whomever you’re looking to target, we can do. We can target students from varying ethnic backgrounds, geographic backgrounds, and even academic disciplines.
Sometimes! We’ve found the best way to reach underrepresented students is meeting them where they’re at and connecting with people who they engage with everyday like professors, coaches, mentors and more.
Our entire team is composed of hard-working and well-connected people of color who come from the communities we serve. We’ve done the heavy lifting to build a community based on trust that our employer partners can leverage to develop deeper roots into the communities they serve and tap into the very best pipelines of early career talent who are representative of where they’re organization is going..both strategically and competitively.
We’re partnered with companies like Synchrony Bank, ViacomCBS and Audible all of whom place immense value in the fact that we’re not just a job board or a professional development organization that leaves diversity up to chance or self-identified data.
Our core differentiator is that we use scholarships to curate a pre-vetted pipeline of the best, most competitive diverse candidates from over 1,000 four-year institutions across the country for your internships, rotationals and entry-level roles...…making your reach
wider and your impact greater.
We also use our training courses for soft skills development and our proprietary matching algorithm to ensure that this talent has skills and a personality that will seamlessly fit right into your organization.
We are a long-term talent acquisition strategy that helps you reach more diverse candidates that are right for your company. We do not work with foundations or CSR departments. Think of our scholarships like a magnet to attract all of the candidates that you may find challenging to reach. Instead of budgeting to attend a few college fairs with inconsistent ROI, book a consultation to find out how to host a scholarship on PeduL to fill your internship pipeline with top diverse candidates from across the country.
We have a sliding scale that depends on the number of candidates you want to engage with and the impact you want to have. The more scholarships and career development opportunities you provide, the less we charge to find the right candidates for the roles you’re looking to fill. Book a free consultation with our sales team for a detailed quote that fits your company’s needs.
Our all-inclusive packages (includes scholarship + management fee) vary based on the number of candidates you want to engage with and the impact you want to have. We help our students access resources to fund their education. The experience of working with you is invaluable to the career trajectory for our student community. It’s more important that your company provides internships, mentors and other career development opportunities to students who apply to your scholarships.
We are currently working on building an integration that enables employers to attribute candidates in your applicant tracking systems to PeduL.
We want the students on our platform to be exposed to opportunities of all kinds. All scholarship offerings must be monetary, but we allow you to couple your scholarship with other unique opportunities and gifts such as mentorships, internships, workforce development training, book credits, airline miles, laptops and more.
After chatting with a member of our team to see if this process is a fit for you, it will take about 30 minutes to fully onboard your scholarship to the platform. Then the PeduL team will allow our students to access the scholarship pending their eligibility.
The budget tends to come from D&I, HR or Marketing. We don’t work with foundations because this is a strategic pipeline-building opportunity, not a philanthropic effort.
Simple answer, no. We are a for-profit company that ensures that the value we bring to our employers is worth the investment. We typically work within HR or Marketing budgets to create these scholarships, as opposed to foundations that have separate legal parameters that we don’t affiliate with.
PeduL has a team that focuses on vetting applicants down to employer specifications. Based on your bandwidth, you can select your winners or we can help select them for you. Give us a call and let’s talk about it.
Not at all. PeduL manages all scholarship distributions, so that you can worry about what really matters: finding the best and most qualified underrepresented candidates.
Right now, you can directly communicate with students who have applied to your scholarship once you’ve received all of the applicants from our team at the end of your scholarship period.