School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

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Alumni mentor

In celebration of Queen’s175th birthday in 2016, we are looking for 175 mentors. Will you be one of them?

The School of Graduate Studies is seeking volunteers to engage with current graduate students and recent grads virtually on various topics that centre on career preparedness and opportunities. The objective is to enhance graduate student success.

Alumni Career Mentors support graduate student success

  • As alum of Queen’s graduate or professional programs you can share valuable insight, perspective, and encouragement to current Queen’s graduate and professional students and recent alumni.  You are also welcome to share the twists and turns of your career path and what you’ve learned along the way.
     
  • Ask an Alum allows you to upload your profile so that students can find a way to contact you for mentorship requests.
  • Ask an Alum enables you to choose the types of interactions you are willing to engage in. Typical interactions include requests for informational interviews, review of a resume, sharing your career story (and the bumps along the way), and general career advice

Sign up for ask an alum

Registering for Ask an Alum is easy and takes only a few minutes:

  1. Please go to the Ask an Alum registration page and register under “Alumni”.
  2. Fill in your profile with some basic information: your name, degree, current job title, and a way to contact you (email or LinkedIn).
  3. If you wish, you can add a profile picture or additional comments.
  4. You can update or disable your profile at any time.

Looking for further opportunities to support graduate students?

The School of Graduate Studies is seeking volunteers to engage with current graduate students and recent grads virtually and in person on various topics that centre on career preparedness and opportunities. Ways to get involved include 

  • Attending the annual Career Week and being part of a panel on marketing your graduate skills and training for the job market
  • Being part of a panel on the lived experience (bridging your graduate studies experience with career success)
  • Speaking about your road to success (and the bumps along the way)
  • Participating as someone whose career path we profile on our website

Find out more about alumni volunteer opportunities.

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