Career Hero wants to give kids mentoring and encouragement

Entrepreneur interview by John Shinal
August 22, 0008 last edited July 10, 2008
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Career Hero founder Reena Jadhav wants to create a social networking site for students that will provide them with everything from advice to salary information to videos that show a typical day in the life of a professional.

Such a "virtual job-shadowing experience," as she calls it, would give aspiring doctors the chance to see what it's like to be a radiologist, for example.

While Career Hero will eventually provide mentoring and career guidance to younger kids, the first version of the site will target high school and college students.

They are the ones often scrambling to choose a college or curriculum without having all the tools and resources they need to make an informed decision.

"We decided to start where the pain is the deepest," Jadhav tells's Bambi Francisco in this interview.

To see another interview of Reena sharing some lessons she's learned as an entrepreneur, click here