Student Social Capital Development

Friday, September 9, 2022
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

The session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. 


Students with a broader social capital are more likely to receive better jobs and higher salaries compared to those who lack social capital and connections. Students of color, first-generation, lower-income, and underrepresented minorities are more likely to lack social capital. As faculty, staff, and individuals who care about students, it is important to understand the need for social capital and find ways to assist in our student social capital development.


Social Capital is one's network. Each relationship is a social currency. Students should invest in their social capital as much as they invest in financial capital. Mentors are an essential part of social capital. Mentor's role is vital to student success and helping them reach the highest potential. Students need to seek mentors who can take them under their wing to inspire and help them develop.

Outcomes of the Session


  • Importance of social capital for students
  • Importance of Mentorship for students
  • How can student develop mentorship relationships
  • How can students find mentors through UofSC Mentorship Hub



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Zo Sediqi
Manager of Mentorship and Student Experiences
Career Center

Zo Sediqi is the Manager of Mentoring and Student Experiences at the Career Center and a Ph.D. student in the Higher Education Administration Program at UofSC. As a Fulbright fellow, she completed her masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Western Michigan University. Sediqi used to work as a faculty member in Afghanistan's higher education institutions. Her research interests intersect between social capital and diversity, equity, and inclusion.