We offer a variety of ways for alumni to give back to Stony Brook. Opportunities include: hiring interns, hosting a site visit, supporting our internship fund, becoming a Career Advisor, or participating in our alumni education workshops.
Hire Interns and Co-ops
Hiring an intern or co-op student is an excellent way to give back to your alma mater and share your expertise. Interns bring unique perspectives and fresh ideas to the workplace, while learning firsthand how to make a successful transition from school to work. Watching interns grow professionally while mentoring and guiding them is a truly rewarding experience.
Contact: Urszula Zalewski at (631) 632-6814 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Host a Site Visit
A visit is an excellent opportunity for students to see firsthand why your organization may be the right fit for them. Many students have never set foot in a professional environment and can benefit greatly from the experience. The Career Center can help publicize the event and organize transportation.
Contact: Andréa Lipack at (631) 632-6892 or at email@example.com
Career Center Student Professional Development Fund
The Career Center Student Professional Development Fund was created to help undergraduate students take advantage of career-related professional development opportunities. The number and size of the awards depend upon the number of applications, the relevance of the proposed activity to the student's career goals, and the amount of funding available. Funding is made possible by the generous gifts of parents, students, alumni, employers/industry partners and friends of Stony Brook University. Click here to give!
Who is eligible for a Career Center Student Professional Development Award?
- Matriculated Stony Brook undergraduates at the U2, U3, or U4 levels
- Completed at least one semester at SBU
- In good academic standing with a minimum overall GPA of 2.85
- Demonstrated financial need
- Career-related conferences, presentations, or networking events that take place off campus
Career Advisors Network
This program is designed to ease the transition from college to career and assist with career change by connecting students and recent alumni with CAN Mentors. A CAN Mentor is a professional who volunteers his or her time to network and provide advice and career insight for students and recent alumni.
Mentees ask questions about majors or career paths, and learn from CAN Mentor career experiences. This program is about making connections and sharing information – not about asking for jobs / internships.
How do I become a CAN Mentor? Click here, to complete your CAN Mentor profile.
[Click here for CAN Mentor Guidelines]
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Contact: Nikki Barnett at (631) 632-6810 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
SBU Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Blog
This blog is intended for Stony Brook University students and alumni to acquire career knowledge and get advice from experienced alumni working in various career fields. Click here to visit the blog.
Students and recent alumni are curious about the realities of the world of work. Career decisions can be challenging with inaccurate and/or incomplete information. Share your career knowledge and advice!
Guidelines for Submission:
- No longer than 250-500 words
- Reflect your industry knowledge
- Must be first-hand professional experience
(i.e.) “Hot Topic in Marketing”, “Challenges in Publishing”, “Career Advancement in Law”, “Growth in Sales”, etc.
How do I submit an ASK Blog proposal? To submit, click here.
Contact: Nikki Barnett at (631) 632-9855 or at email@example.com
Alumni Career Webinars
Do you have ideas for an upcoming webinar? Share them with us by choosing from the options below.
- I want to host a webinar – here is my idea. (Presenter)
- I know someone who would be a great webinar host. (Recommendation)
- I have an idea for a topic to be covered in an upcoming webinar. (Topic Specific)
Career Education Events
Lead a workshop on interviewing skills, conduct mock interviews with students, or serve as a panelist for one of our career information nights. Students are especially impressed when guest speakers are alumni. It’s a great excuse to return to campus, visit former professors and advisors, and see the exciting changes taking place. Topics vary each semester.
Contact: Elena Polenova at (631) 632-6810 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Handshake: SBU Job/Internship Database
Conveniently manage the following in one place, free of charge:
- Job Listings/Resume Collection
- Volunteer Opportunities
- On-Campus Recruiting
- Job/Internship Fair Registration
- And more!
Visit the Career Center home page now to register your posting. Just click on the Handshake link to get started:
- Call our friendly staff for support: (631) 632-6810
For more opportunities to give back to the SB community, please visit the Alumni Association at http://alumniandfriends.stonybrook.edu/