Can you make a difference?
Jennifer was lost. A senior majoring in English, graduation was
fast approaching and she was not feeling ready. While her
resume was in good shape and her interviewing skills honed, she
was looking for some advice from those who had already entered
the “real world.” She contacted the Alumni Association.
The Association was ready to help and connected Jennifer with
a handful of alumni in her field who could share their personal
insights and advice. This spring, the Alumni Association is going
to be able to help hundreds, even thousands, of students and
young alumni like Jennifer when they introduce UCAN, the
UAlbany Career Advisory Network.
UCAN is an online advisement program that provides alumni with
an effective means to help students and young graduates. For
many, it is the ideal situation – a way to personally encourage
and inspire with a minimal time commitment. Visit UCAN website.
For years, alumni have been providing advice and guidance
through an informal alumni network. With UCAN, we’re creating
an online database of alumni that can be an invaluable resource
students and young alums can tap into directly. Advising a student
doesn’t involve a big commitment of time or resources, just
a willingness to listen and share your experiences. I encourage anyone who can spare a few moments (15 minutes can do so
much!) to become a UCAN advisor. For more information, contact
Melissa Samuels at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 442-3083.
And what about Jennifer? She made a connection with an alumna
that had a huge impact. Together, they discussed Jennifer’s
career path, classes, and extra-curricular activities. Now, she is
well on her way to a bright beginning and pledges one day to
be a career advisor herself.
UCAN make a difference.
UAlbany Alumni Association