Network and Mentoring
Figuring out a career path can be a daunting task for students. Connecting with alumni while they are still in school can help students take the first step on their journey.
St. Thomas Connect provides an exclusive space for Tommie alumni and students to come together and navigate the ins and outs of a career.
Are you willing to share your story? No matter where you are on your career journey, your professional and personal experiences are invaluable to a student. There are multiple ways to help students as a guide, making it easy for you to share your expertise in whatever way works for you:
- Be available to connect for one-time conversations
- Walk with students on a 10-week growth journey in the Trailblazer program
- Gather with others around an informal digital campfire to share knowledge, resources and experiences in groups centered around career industrities and identities
Join today and help blaze a trail with the next generation of Tommies.
Alumni at all career stages are needed! Gain exclusive access not only to students, but also to alumni who are ready to network and support other alumni professionally at all career stages. You can indicate in your profile what kind of connections you are ready to make, whether one-time networking connections or longer-term mentorships with alumni and/or students. Make a connection to give back or learn something new.
Join St. Thomas Connect to gain exclusive access to alumni who are eager to help you with your career journey. You have the option to make a one-time connection or to invest in a longer-term mentorship with thousands of Tommies. Discover networking and employment opportunities, advice and guidance about careers and industries, and help with internship, job and graduate-school applications.
Have You Joined St. Thomas Connect?
St. Thomas Connect is an online community exclusive to Tommie alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Tommies can network and participate in mentorship with other Tommies who have raised a hand to help.
Yes! St. Thomas Connect includes the traditional Student-Alumni Mentoring program, but it's much more than that. It also supports one-time networking opportunities among alumni or between alumni and students.
No. LinkedIn is a powerful online tool, but St. Thomas Connect is a guaranteed St. Thomas experience. The Alumni Engagement team approves access for all students and alumni, so you know that they are valid members of the St. Thomas community. Because they are participating, you also know that St. Thomas Connect participants are willing and ready to connect with other Tommies!
Yes. Young alumni are in high demand as mentors! While more-seasoned alumni offer wisdom and valuable insights, young alumni connect easily with current students and give them up-to-date feedback on finding that first job and what it takes to succeed those first few years in the workplace.
Yes. The beauty of St. Thomas Connect is the flexibility and ease that it offers to those seeking one-time connections. We encourage you to join the community and see for yourself! Connect with fellow alumni to ask questions about your industry or to pursue new job opportunities. Be available to students who have quick questions about your profession. One-time connections can be just as valuable as long-term relationships, and this tool provides those opportunities!
No. This is a rolling program, which means that new students and alumni will be joining continuously. Once your profile is ready, sit back and relax. You might not hear from someone immediately, but your participation is appreciated! All Tommies can provide value to other Tommies, so we thank you for considering ways in which you can share your gifts through St. Thomas Connect.
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Here's How to Get Started!
Getting started with St. Thomas Connect is easy!