Gateway Career Center launches platform for alumni and student networking and mentoring
Loving Lafayette is easy. Helping students and alums with careers is now easy too. That’s thanks to GatewayLink, an exclusive Lafayette platform for career-centered networking and mentoring.
Gateway Career Center officially launched GatewayLink at the 2019 Reunion.
“Alumni have sought a way to leverage the power of Lafayette connections,” says Mike Summers, assistant vice president of Gateway Career Center. “GatewayLink is the place for alumni-to-alumni and alumni-to-student networking and mentoring. Plus it allows for this to happen without the endless scrolling updates that distract in other social media platforms.”
The Gateway team partnered with the alumni relations department to develop and launch the platform.
“We know how engaged our alumni are in helping students, classmates, and peers,” says Rachel Nelson Moeller ’88 P’21, executive director of alumni relations. “GatewayLink offers the opportunity to build connections and network within an industry or geographical area.”
The team included Summers, Moeller, Janine Casey, associate director of alumni relations, Margie Cherry, associate director for alumni career services, Rochelle Crozier, assistant director of recruiting operations and Donna Krivoski, director of parent and family relations (emeritus).
The platform allows users to create profiles and provide crucial details like areas of expertise and topics they are willing to discuss with others. Users also can connect with other members of the community. This is where users will be able to seek advice, develop a network, build a better profile, and find and/or change a career with Lafayette-loving alumni.
The platform is rolling out in stages.
“We are encouraging alums to create accounts now,” says Summers. “We will invite students to join the platform in the fall and want alums to be in, be ready, and be responsive when students reach out.”
To build your GatewayLink profile and begin your role as career mentor, click here.