Today College Advice Blog presents an interview with the founder of The Helpful Classmate. Please leave your comments and/or questions in the section designated below.
When did you create your website?
created the website in the Fall of 2012. I began my services in the
beginning of 2010, and shortly realized that I wanted to branch out and
cater to those outside of my immediate line of contact; thus prompting
me to create The Helpful Classmate website.
What is the goal behind creating The Helpful Classmate?
was looking to share bits of wisdom I have learned along the way
throughout my college matriculation and professional experiences. While
in school, I noticed I was always that “go-to” classmate that many of
my peers would seek advice from regarding classes. I want people to
understand that no matter where they are in life, they are more than
capable of achieving their goals. Often times, the smallest nugget of
wisdom can do wonders in propelling you closer to being able to do so.
The goal behind Helpful Classmate was to better position college
students, recent graduates, and young professionals so that they are
able to achieve their academic and professional goals. I believe that
my ability to help others stems directly from the simple fact that I am
or once been in the same shoes as those that I help.
What population are you aiming at providing help to?
The Helpful Classmate aims to aid college students, recent graduates, and talented young professionals.
What services do you offer on The Helpful Classmate?
The Helpful Classmate we offer a number of services in the areas of
Academic Success, Resume & Interview Preparation, Internship
& Career Guidance, and College Writing. Within of these areas
we offer specific services that cater to the varying needs of visitors.
We also offer specially tailored services! If visitors do not see a
service that directly fits their needs, they can send us a message
stating what their needs are and we can figure out exactly how we can
Who is Kimberly Taylor?
Taylor is a young professional with an entrepreneurial spirit and one
that takes pride in helping others in whatever capacity possible. I
earned both my Bachelors and Masters in Business Administration, and
throughout my time in college, I had the opportunity of interning at
three major companies, McDonald’s, USA, Eli Lilly, and PNC Bank. All of
my experiences contributed to my ability to meet with success
post-college where I began working in the Consulting industry in
Washington, D.C. I have always taken it upon myself to help those
wherever possible, and I strive to continue to do so.
What is the first thing people should read when they go into your website?
first visiting the website, visitors should definitely take a look at
the Tips & Tricks section of the website. This section is
frequently updated with new, useful content that all visitors will find
valuable and informative!
What do you want people to take away from The Helpful Classmate?
number one thing I hope that people take away from The Helpful
Classmate is that I have their best interest at heart, and when it comes
to helping them, I truly want them to be able to reach their goals
despite the obstacles they believe are in the way, academically or