Your time and talents are valuable tools that help to give our students a competitive advantage.
Alumni, Parent and Family Volunteers Provide Guidance to Students
Thank you for your interest in volunteering to support Lafayette College students! Follow the appropriate link(s) below to get information about how you can volunteer to help students. The Gateway Career Center is also happy to discuss additional ideas. Contact us at email@example.com or (610) 330-5115.
- Alumni-Student Network: Share your expertise and passion for your work by being a part of our GatewayLink virtual networking system. Learn more about GatewayLink and register to join here.
- Networking Programs: Participate in regional and/or virtual networking programs. These programs provide students with the opportunity to hone their networking skills, learn about career areas, and seek the advice of professionals. Past networking programs have taken place in Boston, California, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and through various virtual platforms. Update your contact information here to ensure an invitation to regional events.
- Mock Interviews in the Field: Conduct mock interviews, either in-person at your work place or remotely. These experiences allow students to test their interviewing skills through realistic practice with a professional in their field of interest.
- Workshop/Panel Presentations: Return to campus and share your expertise with students. Topics and times vary throughout the academic year.
Provide Experiential Learning
- Host an Externship: Each January more than 300 Lafayette sophomores, juniors, and seniors participate in shadowing experiences through the Externship program. These two-to-five day, unpaid opportunities provide students with a glimpse of the host’s day-to-day work, career field, and industry.
- ‘Pard Professionals: If you are looking to volunteer to help a student with their career and professional development (Micro-internship/project, Externship, Internship, Full time opportunity, Support/Mentor a student) but are not sure where to start, this simplified form will get you in touch with the appropriate Employer Relations team member and connect you quickly to our talent.
Recruit Our Students
- Hire a ‘Pard: Support Lafayette students by posting jobs or internships. Providing a summer internship experience or connect students with existing internships at your place of employment provides a balance between the learning objectives of the student and the specific work an organization needs completed.
- Employer Liaison: Serve as an organizational contact to support a recruiting relationship between your employer and Lafayette, and/or provide current information regarding job postings, career fairs and more.
- Information Sessions: Share information with students highlighting your organization or industry on campus.
By Stephen Wilson
For some students, January might be a break between terms, but for nearly 300 Lafayette students it became a career-defining moment as they shadowed alumni and parents in a range of industries and work environments across the …