Each year, alumni from different backgrounds, industries and years of experience give something back to Teachers College by becoming an Alumni Contact and/or Mentor. Volunteering with us is rewarding because you will have the opportunity to meet enthusiastic and talented students who are eager to learn about your field and what you do. TCCS clearly outlines all of your responsibilities which helps simplify the mentoring process.
By volunteering as an alumni contact or alumni mentor, you can help TC students develop the skills they need to thrive and succeed in their careers. This program has been designed to assist TC students in making a smooth transition into the workplace and to support their networking skills. This program has been designed to accommodate busy schedules and allows mentors and mentees to set their own timeline and mode of communication (email, telephone, in-person) to facilitate a mutually rewarding experience.
Alumni Contact - allow students to reach out to you and your organization in an effort to learn more about what your organization does. This invaluable service helps potential candidates learn about your career path and organization. It usually involves a telephone, email or in-person conversation.
Alumni Mentor - allow students to benefit from your expertise and knowledge as they grow in their own careers. Through mentoring relationships students are able to develop career directions and gain "real world" perspectives on potential occupations and industries. Students are also given the chance to network gain insight into areas of interest beyond an academic setting. In turn, you will develop stronger ties to TC students and have an opportunity to interact with and guide the next wave of professionals in your field.
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To participate in the Alumni Mentoring and Career Networking Program, please click here to register through TCCS LINK.
Please note: this online program is password-protected and only TC students and alumni will have access. Students will not be able to view your personal contact information (i.e. name, address, phone, email, etc.) They will only be able to see the information that you provide regarding your employment and educational history. If they are interested in your profile, they will email you through our online system without being able to view your actual email address. You will receive basic information about the student (i.e. degree/academic program) and any other information that they provide in their message to you. As a Contact and/or Mentor, you are responsible for responding to that initial outreach and making the proper arrangements to speak or meet with the student. You can also set a limit as to how many times a month you are willing to be contacted.On behalf of the TC student body and TCCS, thank you for your time. We hope you choose to participate in this program. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.