Receive personal career advice
from ethnic professionals

Roots Inspire Students is a virtual platform where
ethnic students connect with ethnic professionals
to access ‘inside information’ on career potential,
corporate culture and best practices.


How does it work?

Browse profiles

Ethnic professionals from a variety of industries share their career journeys and advice through video messages.

Connect & chat

Send a message or book a 30-minute
video call with any of the professionals
on the platform to ask all your questions.

Tell a friend!

If you find the platform helpful, spread
the word and tell your friends, so they
can get inspired too!

Experience how it can benefit you!

Finance Director Amsterdam
Strategy Consultant London

Gain valuable insights

Speak to ethnic professionals at top
employers who have been in your shoes
and have great tips to share.

Learn best practices

Kickstarting your career journey can be
intimidating sometimes. Learn about
best practices and be better prepared!

Build your network

It’s never too early to start building your
network amongst professionals from
different sectors in various locations!

The information gap

30% of students believe their background has hindered them when applying for a job, rising to 43% for Black students (Bright Network). Furthermore, 45% of university students said they felt unprepared for getting a job (Early Careers Survey 2021).

We aim to reduce the information gap for ethnic students by utilising our extensive network of ethnic professionals, so students can enter the recruitment process feeling prepared, confident and inspired to take charge of their careers.


Yes, the platform is completely free of charge!

Yes, this platform is open to university students and recent graduates from ethnic backgrounds.

Currently, our platform is open to students and graduates in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

We have a broad range of professionals on the platform! From engineers, data analysts and surveyors to sustainability consultants, risk managers and lawyers there will be something for everyone. But don’t just take our word for it, explore for yourself!

There aren’t any set questions that you can or cannot ask. Any questions around company culture, the professional’s career journey, how you should prepare for interviews and your concerns around your career journey are welcome. We have a content library on the platform for more guidance.

Of course, we actively encourage this

Not at all, you can schedule as many or as little calls as you’d like.

We are adding new professionals on a weekly basis from different sectors. If you are missing specific profiles,
please let us know your feedback!

You don’t have to turn your camera on for the call, but we do encourage it, so the call feels more personal.
However, we also have messaging functionality on the platform, so you can ask your questions there too!

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