Community has always been a core value of a Kenyon education. Our alumni help extend the Kenyon experience beyond campus. Sharing time and expertise as mentors, connectors, and even employers, alumni are an invaluable resource to students, and an essential element to what makes life on the Hill and off, so rewarding. Below are ways you may wish to get involved with supporting students’ exploration of professional possibilities.
Kenyon Career Network (KCN)
Join the KCN and provide professional guidance and information regarding your career field when contacted by individual students.
Internships or Jobs
List summer internships and/or post-graduate jobs to Kenyon students and young alumni. Or help establish a recruiting relationship between Kenyon and your organization.
Externship (Job Shadow) Sponsor
Welcome a Kenyon student into your company for one to five days over winter or spring breaks. This opportunity allows a student to explore possible career trajectories through observing the workplace and speaking with professionals on the job.
Bed & Breakfast Host
House a student traveling to your city for a job interview, a graduate school visit, or a job shadow opportunity. Most homestays are one to five nights. Or, sign up to be a longer-term host and help out a student interning away from home for the summer.
Kenyon Nation has a virtual neighborhood called Switchboard. This online communication platform allows students to ask alumni for advice, job leads, and connections; and it permits alumni to offer jobs and internships as well as advertise alumni-hosted events. Alumni, faculty, parents, staff and students are urged to participate in the digital community crossroads that turns on an axis of “asks” and “offers.” Click here to learn more and sign up.