Are you an alum interested in sharing your professional background with current students? Would you like to discuss career pathways and have informational interviews? Do you have tools and resources to share that a student looking to break into your industry would benefit from? If so, you might want to consider becoming a member of the Alumni Professional Network through Stevenson Career Connections.
Current students enrolled at Stevenson have access to a list of industry professionals who have signed on to be part of this network. Whether they are looking for career guidance, insight into industries of interest, or general questions about their career path, Pro-Net connects students and alum, facilitating these conversations.
As a mentor, alum can choose how many mentees to have at one time and their preferred method of contact. The goal is to get a conversation started!
Tracey Cantabene, Villa Julie alum, and Events and Communication Coordinator for the Office of Career services at Stevenson, shares why she decided to become part of the Alumni Professional Network:
When people ask me about the school's name change, I often say that what has not changed is the genuine care and concern of the faculty and staff on campus. That environment is part of the reason I decided to participate in the Alumni Networking Program. This program allows students to network with professionals working in the field or within organizations they are interested in working for. Networking has always come easy to me, so this was an obvious decision.
Alumni participants are able to share industry knowledge, tell their personal career story, and influence future alums. My first mentee, for example, wanted internship ideas for the summer. I was able to suggest a variety of options and connect him with the Experiential Learning Coordinator in career services, Jennifer Wheeler.
Want to learn more? Read about the ProNet and the Alumni Mentoring Program.
Are you ready to join the network? Signing up is easy: Give back today.
Have you had a great mentor or mentee and would like to share your story? Email Jennifer Marin.