Career Connections

career connections student with alumni

The Career Connections program is designed to match first-year undergraduates with alumni for the purpose of career exploration through informational interviews and possible mentorship. We know that career exploration raises a lot of questions. Career Connections will connect you to alumni who are eager to help you discover answers.

Program Benefits

The goal of Career Connections is to give you a learning opportunity outside the classroom. The benefits are:

  • Building your professional network through a match with an alum facilitated by Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education and the Alumni Association
  • Exposure to career opportunities relating to academic majors and industry interests
  • Alumni interaction and guidance in careers, course of study and campus/professional organizations

2021 Program Details

Please note: All 2021 connections will be virtual with the hope that the alum you are matched with may be able to offer you a shadowing opportunity in the future.

Interested in participating?

The first step is to attend ONE of the following information sessions:

Register for a Career Connections Information Session in Handshake.

When you attend the information session, you will complete an interest survey to match you with an alum through the Alumni Career Network based on your career interests and goals. Once matched, you and the alum will meet virtually for an informational interview to learn about career paths, educational requirements, best practices, ideas and advice.

If you have any questions about the Career Connections program, please contact Laura Papcum, assistant director for alumni career services.