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The Career Services Office is excited to announce the launch of a new system, Career Connect, that automates numerous functions found within the career office. This new tool empowers our students throughout the career development process by giving them the ability to manage their own accounts online while allowing Career Development to assist in the process. The Mentor Program through Career Connect provides opportunities for students and alumni to interact with professionals from career fields in which they have an interest.
What's expected of mentors?
As a mentor, students and alumni will contact you for information that will help them make decisions about majors, career fields and strategies for finding employment, internships or gaining admission to graduate/professional school. Your role then is simply to answer questions based on your knowledge and experience. For example, students and alumni may be interested in learning about:
How to become a mentor?
Register and/or login to Career Connect. You will also be provided with other opportunities to become involved with Career Development as a professional partner. These other opportunities include hands-on activities like mock interviews, networking events, panels and workshops, and opportunities to recruit students for internships and employment.
What happens next?
Your contact information will be made available to students and alumni through Career Connect. Students and alumni are instructed to make polite and professional contact via e-mail, phone or letter after identifying a few professionals they would like to contact, and are provided tips for making contact with professionals. As a mentor, you will receive regular e-mail correspondence from Lisa Stephan, Director of Career Development. Through this correspondence you will continually be asked to provide feedback and to share any questions or concerns you might have.