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, Alumni Career Services, Advancement, Alumni Affairs

Alumni Event Career Panels

Build Mentoring Opportunities into Alumni Events

Various Strategies for Increasing Student and Alumni Interactions

Council interviews also highlighted how progressive institutions are deliberately building career opportunities into established events, such as homecoming or family weekend, to make it easier for alumni to participate since they will already be on campus. Events range from young alumni panels to speed networking sessions to resume critiques.

Build Mentoring Opportunities into Alumni Events

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Competing for Alumni Mindshare in a Crowded Landscape

Career Services Struggles to Stand Out

While alumni are often interested in helping current students, they are occupied with jobs, families, and other activities. Untargeted and vague appeals to volunteer often get lost in the rush of daily life. Therefore, career services must develop proactive outreach campaigns with clear asks to capture alumni mindshare and expand the mentor network.

Competing for Alumni Mindshare in a Crowded Landscape

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Alumni Webpage Volunteer Links

Proactive Student Profiles