Goal 2 - Strategy 4
Expand and strengthen collaboration between alumni, employers, academic programs, and the Career Center to provide productive, continuously growing networks and career opportunities for students
College of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Program
The College of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Program links the college’s alumni with current students. Seventy-eight alumni volunteers representing each academic department within the college are available to share their professional and personal experiences with students. For students unsure of how to connect their discipline to a career path, the alumni mentors are living proof that the skills developed through a strong liberal arts education are exactly what employers need.
To learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Program, click here.
Alumni Networking Nights
Every semester the Career Center offers networking programs for students and alumni, oftentimes in partnership with the academic colleges or student groups and organizations. Recently, the Alumni Association, the Career Center, and the Union Board offered a networking program in Indianapolis, Indiana in conjunction with an Indiana Pacers basketball game. Fifty students and forty alumni gathered for an hour of networking at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse before cheering on the Pacers. This unique program is an excellent example of the university’s efforts to connect students with Indianapolis area alumni.
Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium Conference
Students in the Scott College of Business organize and manage the Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium (SMIFC) Conference each year. The consortium is an opportunity for students to network with industry experts and one another, and to learn about industry best practices and current research. Twenty-nine higher education institutions participated in the 6th annual conference held in Chicago, Illinois. Participating students toured the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, as well as, the Chicago Board of Trade. Additionally, Indiana State students were able to interact with Chicago area business professionals and alumni.
To learn more about the SMIFC Conference, click here.