Many of you have expressed interest in supporting current Simon's Rock students with their career development and transitions to life after the Rock. Thank you very much for this support!
The Career Services office is planning three alumni-student connection programs for the 2013-2014 academic year. Please review the descriptions provided below and sign up for the program that interests you.
You can also fill out an alumni profile at College Central Network, and sign up for our mentoring network so students can contact you directly.
Offer an Internship or Project
Simon's Rock is in need of alumni who would like to host a current student or recent graduate for an internship, or to get help on a specific project from a student or recent graduate.
Internships and projects may be short or long-term (a few days to a few months in duration). Students have the greatest need for internships and projects that take place during the summer, and/or during the winter break from mid-December through mid-January.
Volunteer for Rocker Office Hours
Hold office hours with current students. The next Rocker Office Hours will take place on Friday, February 28 in New York City, and an on-campus event is tentatively planned for the fall of 2014.
Through personal conversations with alumni, students will gather information to help with career discernment, learn about what it takes to be successful within a certain career field, and benefit from the experience of someone else who graduated from college at an early age.
Each visiting alum will be scheduled for office hours withmultiple students. For alumni not able to attend in person, virtual office hours via phone, Skype or similar can be arranged.
Advise and Connect
Help students plan their next steps. Participating alumni will be connected with one or two students for informal conversations and connections.
Examples of service may include talking with a student to provide general advice on a career field or geographic location, suggesting organizations and opportunities for the student to investigate, identifying listservs that the student could join or conferences that wold be helpful to attend, introducing the student to other Rockers or contacts in the field, or circulating the student's resume.