Career Development Volunteer Opportunities
We're grateful to our network of dedicated alumni and parent volunteers and excited to partner with you in these important ways:
Mentorship creates a rewarding and collaborative career development process for students and is a critical component to navigating any industry. There are multiple ways to support mentorship efforts at Kenyon:
Provide opportunities for students to explore careers of interest by allowing them to observe your workplace for 1-3 days. Students learn about the responsibilities of the job as well as the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed. To offer a job shadow, fill out this form. Hosts will be asked to reconfirm their availability at the start of each academic year.
Hands-on experience is still one of the best ways for students to learn. We have several ways for you to connect with Kenyon talent:
Discuss recruiting opportunities with our Director of Employer Relations. Start the conversation by completing this Hire Kenyon interest form.
• Making an introduction between HR/recruiting teams and the CDO Director of Employer Relations.
Create an internship reserved specifically for a Kenyon student. Unsure where to begin? We can help you design a program that is meaningful and engaging. Start by downloading our Kenyon Internship Guide, which provides valuable guidance and suggestions, and is jam-packed with A-Z examples. Contact Tracy Corrigan, Director of Employer Relations, to ask questions or schedule a consult.
Other Ways to Get Involved
The Kenyon Career Development Office (CDO) maintains information to help Kenyon students and alumni connect with individuals and companies that are willing to assist, mentor, or house students who are exploring careers and with internship and job opportunities that may be available. Students, employers and volunteers should be aware that the CDO does not vet or conduct background checks on the students that may seek assistance, employers that may be offering opportunities, or volunteers who may be providing support. Employers, students, mentors, and hosts are highly encouraged to meet via a phone or Skype call prior to confirming any arrangements to determine suitability of fit and discuss mutual expectations. While the CDO is not responsible for what happens in arrangements that come from its networks, it is happy to assist students, employers and volunteers with conflict resolution and resources should difficulties occur.