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Each year, nearly 3,000 students begin their freshmen year at St. John’s University. Another 3,000 enter the job market or pursue further education. As an alumnus, you can help!

Connecting talent with employer needs through the power of the St. John’s family is central to University Career Services’ mission.

  • Recruit the Red Storm! Post internship and job opportunities directly to Handshake (St. John's Recruiting Platform) and/or e-mail
  • For information about additional employer-related programs such as campus recruiting and job fairs, please visit our Employer Page

Mentoring Opportunities 

Often the best, most inspiring advice comes from listening to the personal experiences of others.  Communication with professionals can provide realistic information about career options, job responsibilities and employment conditions. 

As a graduate of St. John’s University or an employer, you can serve as a mentor to students through a variety of programs.  Mentors serve as a resource to current students and new graduates who are exploring career, internship and employment opportunities.

You can provide one-to-one mentoring, invite students to shadow you at your workplace, or serve as a guest speaker.  A variety of mentoring activities are available to suit your interests and availability and you can control your level of involvement. 

ASPIRE Mentor Program

The St. John’s University Aspire Mentor Program supports ambitious students who are striving to reach their professional goals through a one-on-one mentor relationship.  Throughout this year long program, alumni mentors guide their mentees as they work to develop career-related competencies, learn about their industry of interest, and build confidence in their ability to achieve success.  Mentors connect either in person or virtually 1-2 times per month regarding the students’ progress toward their goals, and other topics related to their professional development.  This is an opportunity to truly make a difference in a student’s life and help them to launch their career. Learn More

C3: Creating Career Connections

The C3: Creating Career Connections program includes three opportunities for students to explore careers with intent to equip them with the knowledge to make informed major/career choices.  From Career Conversations (informational interviews) to Job Shadowing and Career Immersion, which match students for 1-3 days on-site, the program focuses on first and second year students. Learn More

@GetHiredStJohns on LinkedIn

@GetHiredStJohns is the official group of Career Services at St. John's University on LinkedIn. The group compliments the ASPIRE Mentor and C3: Creating Career Connections programs providing a forum for building strong student-alumni relationships, as well as peer-to-peer connections.

As alumni, employers and friends, we are asking you to volunteer to assist St. John’s students and fellow grads through the career exploration and job search processes. @GetHiredStJohns is not a job placement service. Rather, it’s an opportunity to for students to build a network of connections, to gather information about employment trends, job functions, salary expectations, effective job/internship searches, and the career paths of St. John’s alumni. 

Joining @GetHiredStJohns on LinkedIn is simple:

  • Create or login into your LinkedIn Profile
  • Search ‘Groups’ for @GetHiredStJohns
  • Request to Join

Special Events

University Career Services hosts a wide range of events and activities throughout the year geared toward understanding the world of work. We aim to provide students with the opportunity to interact with top executives, civic and government leaders, and hiring managers in informal and formal settings.  If you have interest in sharing your knowledge, hosting a group of students for a tour of your company, or have an idea for a program, please contact us at (718) 990-1325 or

Career Services for Alumni

University Career Services is available to assist you in your job search through one-on-one support with developing your professional objective, resume writing/cover letters, job search strategies, networking and evaluating job offers/salary negotiations. As a St. John’s alumnus, you have access to all of our services and resources as current students, including access to Handshake (St. John's Recruiting Platform), so you can receive e-mails about upcoming events and special opportunities and submit resumes online to positions posted. We recommend that you make an appointment with a Career Advisor to discuss your individual needs.

Alumni Service Policy *
As of July 1, 2013, University Career Services will serve alumni in career counseling/advising appointments through their lifetime for a maximum total of three appointments.  Alumni will be limited to one-on-one advisement during the following time periods: December 15-January 15 and June 1-July 30.

  • Alumni are welcomed to participate in the events sponsored by University Career Services, with the following exceptions: employer site visits, shadowing and on-campus recruiting.

Cancellations / No-Shows / Lateness
Alumni will be monitored under the same policies as recently set for students with regard to cancellations, no-shows and lateness.

Cancellations: We request that you make every effort to cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance.

No Show: Missing your scheduled appointment will be documented as a “No Show.”  

Lateness Policy for Appointments: Arriving more than 15 minutes late for a scheduled individual appointment will result in an automatic rescheduling of your appointment. 

Revocation of Alumni Services
Alumni utilize University Career Services as a courtesy.  You may lose the privilege of receiving services if any of the following occur:

  • Repeatedly missing your appointments and/or consistently misusing session time;
  • Attending career advising sessions or events under the influence of alcohol or narcotics;
  • Sexually harassing, physically threatening or verbally abusing University Career Services professional or student staff;
  • Disruptive behavior.

*Recent graduates are considered alumni as of June 1st following the year after their graduation date.  This includes September, January and May graduates. Ex. May 2015 graduates are considered alums as of June 2016

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