Alumni Online Mentoring
Career Connections provides the opportunity
for current students to connect with LVC alumni for the purpose of exploration,
networking, and mentoring through the job and/or internship search
process. The program is a collaborative
effort between the offices of Career Services and Alumni Programs.
Career Connections volunteers, or mentors, teach students
the value of networking through sharing their professional experiences and
industry insight. Mentors may offer short or long-term guidance via e-mail,
phone, or in person.
The program offers volunteers much freedom and choice
around how they choose to share their time and expertise. There are various
opportunities to participate and all volunteers are encouraged to find career
events and activities that fit within their availability and interest. These
opportunities are regularly posted through the alumni events page or through the
Career Connections e-newsletters, published once per semester.
Click here to read the Career Connections article featured in the Winter 2010 Valley Magazine.
Mentor Job Description
The role you play as a Career Connections mentor has significant
potential for influencing students. Mentors are asked to abide by the following
Maintain your profile: Keep an up-to-date profile,
including current e-mail address and job information.
- Give Advice: Students may
ask you to provide career advice on resume writing, career exploration, the job
search process, etc. Be available and willing to help them with these
questions, or refer them to others, when needed. You are not expected to
be an expert on all career related matters.
Stay informed: Read the
Career Connections e-newsletters to stay informed on current happenings with
the program, plus additional career volunteer opportunities.
Set an example: Be a
professional example for students to learn from.
Be Honest: Communicate
honestly and respectfully with students when answering questions or providing
Provide Feedback: Give
feedback to Career Connections staff about the program, participants, and your
Know that you are playing an
important role as a mentor, helping students in their career development!
Career Connections is open to alumni from all majors, class years, and areas of expertise. The program offers a flexible time commitment based on personal availability. Because of the program's online presence, alumni from across the country and all over the world can easily volunteer. View the complete volunteer job description here.
How to sign up:
1. Go to https://www.myinterfase.com/lvc/mentor/home.aspx
2. Select "Click here to register" underneath login box
3. Fill out accurate information for your online profile
How the program works:
Once your profile information is submitted, your status will be "pending" until confirmed and approved by the Alumni Office. Upon approval, alumni can serve as mentors and their profile will be available for all alumni and students to view. Alumni can determine how many "contacts" they wish to receive each month. The database for this mentoring program can be sorted by major, occupation/current job description, areas of expertise, co-curricular activities, and geographic region allowing students and alumni to receive more personalized assistance.
Click here to update your profile information