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Volunteer to Help Lewis & Clark Students

The Career Development Center invites graduates of all decades to mentor, advise, and provide employment or internship opportunities to current students and other alumni. Browse the information below to discover ways to stay connected to the Lewis & Clark community.

Internships

Does your organization offer internships? We are looking to connect outstanding Lewis & Clark students with opportunities to integrate their academic studies with experience outside the classroom.  If you work with an organization that hires interns or would consider hiring interns in the future, please contact us.  We would be happy to talk with you about how to connect with current students.  For more information contact:

Nina Olken, Assistant Director for Internships & Outreach
jolken@lclark.edu
503-768-8079

Visit our Post an Opportunity section for ways to share an internship with undergraduate students. 

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Careers for Pioneers

Alumni and parents are invited to meet current students and mentor / offer advice regarding careers, internships, and degree-applicable endeavors.  This event is held once a year – typically during Fall semester. Visit Alumni & Parent Programs for more information.


Career Programs

We are always looking for volunteers to share their expertise and conduct mock interviews during various programs throughout the year. Areas where we would like assistance from alumni include helping students to:

  • assess their values, interests, personality and skills;
  • create an effective resume and cover letter;
  • learn how to job search effectively;
  • practice interviewing skills; and
  • create a plan of action.

Interested in volunteering?  Contact:
Nina Olken, Assistant Director for Internships & Outreach
jolken@lclark.edu
503-768-8079

 
Student Alumni Association Events

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) creates and strengthens connections in the Lewis & Clark community by developing meaningful programs for students and alumni. SAA is open to anyone who is interested, be it current students or alumni.  To find out about other SAA Events, visit the calendar of events.

 

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Pioneer Career Corps

The Pioneer Career Corps (PCC) is an initiative with the goal of connecting students to our remarkable network of alumni in an effort to better equip them for life after Lewis & Clark. PCC members assist students with practical career advice as well as offer a range of career perspectives.  It is a way for students and alumni to connect to work on their resume, seek career guidance, do informational interviews or even mock interviews.  For more information contact careers@lclark.edu.

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Lewis & Clark College Career Network (L&C Net)

Everyday we speak with alumni who want to assist current students and recent alumni connect with career resources and information.  The L&C Net is a network of alumni and parents who have volunteered to act as career “experts” to LC students and alumni in transition.  Hosted as a group on LinkedIn, alumni volunteers live in locations throughout the United States and abroad, and represent a cross-section of industries and professional careers. Joining L&C Net is a great way to connect to students and share your career knowledge and expertise.

If you have not yet created a LinkedIn account, you will be prompted to do so.  Once you have clicked to join the group, the registration will be pending until an L&C Net administrator approves your registration. Please contact us with any questions.

If you’re interested in using L&C Net to network with other alumni members, please see our resource library for additional networking resources and tips.

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