January is National Mentorship Month, a time where we recognize the valuable impact that mentorship has had on emerging young professionals like yourself.
Read some personal testimonials below from LSA students who greatly and positively influenced by encounters and conversations with LSA mentors:
- In the "room" where it happens: An LSA student reflects on how virtual, short-term connections with mentors on LSA Connect has helped with making timely, critical decisions about life after college
- Connecting all corners: How LSA Connect is leveraging the power of LSA’s extensive alum network to close the gap between students and much-needed career information
We've established that mentoring relationships are very helpful to a students' professional development. So what are you waiting for? You can get started in two ways:
- Explore LSA Connect's online alum community with identity-based search filters such as gender and race. Join LSA Connect now to start finding your people.
- Get individualized mentoring support through the LSA Mentorship Program which pairs current LSA undergrads with LSA alums over the winter semester. Learn more about the program and apply here.
Learn a life skill, develop a career competency, and explore internship opportunities by industry. Hub workshops, led by coaches and internship program coordinators, are designed to provide you the tools to make progress towards your professional goals.
Tuesday, January 11 | Career Fair Prep
Ready for career fair season? If you’re planning to attend (read on to find out why you should consider attending), join us for a live and interactive virtual workshop led by a Hub coach that provides a space for questions on how to best prepare for a career fair, interact with recruiters, and how to follow up post-event with the valuable connections you’re bound to make.
Wednesday, January 19 | Internship Prep & Search
Internships provide that transformative, in-the-field experience that can help you deeply explore your major or particular career interest. But what should you consider before and during your internship search? Get insider tips on seeking out internship opportunities in healthcare and public health, business, arts and nonprofits, and public service.
Tuesday, January 25 | The Essentials of Networking
What is networking? It's an important way to learn more about fields you’re interested in, find new opportunities, and advance your career. In fact, LinkedIn reports that 61% of professionals agree that regular online interaction with their professional network can open up possible job opportunities. We’ll cover the essentials of how to introduce yourself, grow authentic connections, and build an active network.
Thursday, January 27 | Internship Search in Creative Arts & Museum
Join an Internship Program Coordinator for an advice-laden discussion on securing a summer internship with a creative arts organization or museum. We will discuss how to strategically conduct your search, identify the high quality internship programs to consider, identify what employers are looking for in applications, and share Hub resources at every stage of the internship experience.
Alum Panel: Navigating Identity with the Help of Mentorship
Thursday, January 27 | 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Virtual
Are you curious about entering new professional settings because you’re unsure of how you’ll be perceived? Do you wonder about having to code switch, displaying religious symbolism, or dressing in a certain way in job interviews? Is it possible to redefine ‘norms’ of professionalism? Join us for an in-person panel with LSA alums as they explore what it means to be authentically ourselves in the workplace and what happens if we face anxiety, conflict, or pushback in these situations. You’ll learn about their experiences navigating, responding to, and problem-solving challenges like these.
The 2022 LSA Internship Fair
Tuesday, February 15 | 12:00-4:00 p.m. | Virtual
This LSA-exclusive event hosted by the LSA Opportunity Hub is a one-stop destination for connecting with employers eager to hire LSA students — so you can unlock your next internship opportunity.
Emerge from this event with answers to questions like: “How do I get an internship?” “How do I maximize my experience?” And, “How do I leverage my experience towards my academic and career goals?” Meet employers like AmeriCorps, CityYear, Forbes House Museum, Global U, and many others.