The “Centre Mafia”—the large number of Centre College alumni and community members that spans the globe—is real. Those in the “Centre Mafia” often offer assistance and guidance to their fellow Colonels in a variety of ways, including through the Career Mentor Network.
Joy Asher, director of the Center for Career & Professional Development, says, “The Career Mentor Network is a powerful network of alumni who are excited to serve as a source of guidance, information and advice to current Centre students.”
Having the opportunity to talk to alumni about their professions can be formative for students as they make decisions about their majors and post-graduation opportunities. And thanks to interest from alumni, the Career Mentor Network is continuously growing and diversifying. In fact, it recently doubled in size after a post-Homecoming campaign that saw over 150 alumni sign up to be part of the initiative.
Both the current students and Centre alumni who take advantage of the Career Mentor Network reap the benefits of the connections it forges.
“It provides students with invaluable networking contacts, while providing alumni with a great way to ‘give back’ to Centre by helping current students,” Asher explains.
Alumni interested in becoming part of the Career Mentor Network can create a profile, which will be housed on CentreWorks, the Center for Career & Professional Development’s platform for sharing job and internship opportunities with students. After alumni become part of the network, students can search them out based on their chosen fields of interest and expertise.
Students wishing to access the Career Mentor Network can call the Center for Career & Professional Development at (859) 238-5283.
by Elizabeth Trollinger
November 15, 2016