Connecting talent with employer needs through the power of the St. John’s family is central to University Career Services’ mission.
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.
Alumni and employer partners of St. John’s University can serve as mentors 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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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.
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
St. John's Career Services on LinkedIn
St. Johns Career Services under 'Company' is the official group of Career Services at St. John's University on LinkedIn. The group compliments the ASPIRE Mentor and Job Shadowing 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. St. John's University LinkedIn page 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 St. Johns Career Services on LinkedIn is simple:
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 [email protected].
University Career Services is pleased to offer you a variety of lifetime career services, tools, and resources to help you in making career decisions. We are available to assist you in your job search through virtual one-on-one support with developing your professional objective, resume writing/cover letters, job search strategies, networking, developing your LinkedIn profile and evaluating job offers/salary negotiations. Additionally, as a St. John’s alumn, you have full access to all of our services and resources, including access to our on-line job platform Handshake.In addition to full-time and internship opportunities, alumni will use Handshake to learn about relevant career readiness programs and employer events hosted by St. John's. We recommend that you make an appointment with a Career Advisor to discuss your individual needs.
Please fill out the Career Services Inquiry Form. We will respond to your request within two business days and provide you with the targeted help you need to move to the next phase of your career.
Due to a high volume of students during the academic year, alumni will be limited to one-on-one advisement during the following time periods: December 15-January 15 and May 15-July 30
For more information on advising policies, click here.
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The St. John’s University Aspire Mentor Program supports ambitious students who are aspiring to reach their professional goals.
The program connects current students and successful alumni, providing an opportunity for achievement-oriented career mentorship and professional development. Alumni mentors are uniquely equipped to assist students with developing in-demand skills and competencies, while also integrating the values that are the hallmark of a St. John’s education into one’s career.
Become a mentor and help your fellow Johnnies accomplish their goals.
Please contact Paulette Gonzalez at [email protected] or 718-990-6521 for assistance.