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Career Mentor Program

The Career Mentor Program exists allow students and alumni access to connect with alumni and community members who have agreed to be contacted. Career mentors can answer questions about their work, the cities they live, and more. Since networking is one of the most effective ways to find a job, getting a Career Mentor is a great idea!

Following are typical questions an individual might ask of his/her mentor:

  • What are the pros and cons of working in this field?
  • Can you tell me about an average work day for you?
  • What personal qualities must one have to be successful in this field?
  • What are the vital skills needed for this field?
  • How did you get in this field?
  • What college classes helped you the most?
  • What's the best way for a student to prepare for this field?
  • How are jobs/internships found in this field?
  • Do you know of anyone in the field willing to offer an internship?
  • What do people in your field look for in new hires?
  • Do you have any job search advice?
  • Sounds great! How does it work?

The Career Mentor Program is available through the ICSC’s College Central Network (CCN) System. Individuals interested in receiving a mentor or serving as a mentor must be registered in the CCN system at http://www.collegecentral.com/ncwc/. Once registering and logging into the system, users can access the mentoring network feature to search for a career mentor or to sign-up to be available as a career mentor.