Two programs run by the University Career Center give employees
incredible opportunities to directly help shape a student’s
professional development and career path. These programs are
COACH and InSIDE STJ.
COACH stands for Count on Alumni for Career
Help. While centered on the idea of alumni-student
mentoring, COACH allows employees, too, to share their diverse
career experiences with students in a coaching role. Find
out more and get involved as a COACH!
InSIDE STJ is the Internal
Student Internship Discovery Experience, an on-campus
internship experience for first and second year students in which
University departments and employees serve as mentors. The
program aims to have students gain transferable skills and exposure
in a business environment by enlisting administrators and faculty
on a project basis to mentor students during the fall and spring
semesters. Students commit to a 10 week period of mentoring,
accruing 60 total semester hours. For more information on how
to mentor a student through InSide STJ, contact Jennifer Friary,
Associate Director in the Career Center at (718) 990-1321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, look into Academic
Internships, working with the Dean’s Offices and departmental
faculty. There might be an opportunity for your area to
support an academic internship for credit, so elevate the idea to
your supervisor and connect with the appropriate college for
St. John’s students are regularly involved in mentoring at-risk
elementary school students at St. John the Baptist in Brooklyn on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am-12:30pm.
Employees may become involved by contacting Father Tri at (718)