Developing Next Generation Career Services

Strategies for Increasing Alumni and Employer Engagement

Topics: Internships and Co-Op Programs, Career Services, Student Experience, Student Affairs, Student Employment, Experiential Learning

Facilitating "Wow" Experiences for Students

Wesleyan Focuses on Securing Time with High Impact Mentors

Every institution has notable alumni, but current students rarely have an opportunity to meet them as most high-profi le visits tend to focus on topical lectures. In contrast, Wesleyan’s program not only gives students an opportunity to meet high-profi le alumni but also focuses their interactions on industry advice and broader career issues, such as capitalizing on the strengths of a liberal arts education on the job.

 

Council conversations reveal that the executive in residence program is rooted in strong collaborations across the university with career services working closely with institutional advancement and academic affairs to select alumni and coordinate their visit agendas.

Facilitating "Wow" Experiences for Students

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Providing Access to Exceptional Alumni

Uncertainty Regarding the Path Ahead