There are a number of ways alumni and employers can contribute to the career development of current students. Contact career services at 608-796-3839 or firstname.lastname@example.org to explore ways you can share career knowledge, opportunities, and skills with current students. Consider the options below for ideas:
Sponsoring an internship for current students
Students in all majors seek internship experiences to augment their learning and gain "real world" experience. Consider offering an internship experience at your workplace to share your career knowledge and skills with current students. Contact Hope Hembd, Director of Corporate and Non-profit Relations, at email@example.com about sponsoring an internship.
Mentoring a current student
Consider mentoring a current student making career decisions by sharing information about your work or by offering a job shadow experience. Assist a student in learning networking skills and developing a professional network in your field. Mentor a student involved in a job search by sharing information about developing a resume and interviewing.
Volunteering for career-related events
Each semester career services offers special events to foster student career development. Alumni and employers can play a vital role in these events. Consider participating in a panel presentation presenting job search skills to students, volunteer to be an interviewer at the popular Speed Mock Interviewing event held each semester, or staff a booth at a campus career fair.
Posting positions for current students
Share information about your organization's employment and internship opportunities by posting them on Handshake, the campus online career network.