There are many ways to get involved with your alma mater. Alumni can participate in a broad array of events ranging from social networking, to career-oriented panels and presentations, to attending performances, exhibits and talks featuring guest artists. These are just some of the many events that alumni have enjoyed in the past year.
Volunteering is a wonderful way to get involved. Share your professional experiences by mentoring current students. Assist in student recruitment as Alumni Ambassadors. Engage students and alumni through career panels. Help grow attendance at regional events in your area. Participating in these and many other volunteer opportunities will keep you close to your fellow alumni and to NJCU students, the alumni of the future.
Whatever time you give to being a Mentor—whether it is one or two meetings over coffee or an ongoing relationship over a semester, you will be making a difference for NJCU students.
What does becoming a mentor mean?
You are helping students navigate their journey into the career/business world, offering personal insights that can’t be learned from a textbook, acting as a sounding board for students’ plans and aspiration, and asking questions that will challenge students to develop their own insights.
The extent of the involvement is up to the mentor and student to define. It can be as casual as a few Zoom meetings or coffee meetings on campus or an ongoing relationship over a semester. It can involve offering advice, reviewing a resume, or introducing a student to your network.
However you define being a mentor, whatever time you can give to the endeavor, you will be making a difference for NJCU students and advancing your own professional development in the process.
Become a mentor today!
Please participate in this game-changing initiative for our students! Become an NJCU Mentor today!