Be a Guest Speaker or Panelist

Jennie Thompson '90When Princeton students are exploring potential career paths, the most transformative experiences are often encounters with alumni who take time to share their insight and experiences. By volunteering to share your observations from the field, you provide invaluable advice and inspiration to those who may be following in your footsteps. 

Give students a glimpse into the life of a #WorkingTiger 

Want to give students career advice and share a day in the life at your job but can't make it to campus? Talk to students virtually through Twitter. 

Be an IMAGINE Speaker

As many professionals can attest to, career paths are very rarely linear! The IMAGINE Alumni Speaker Series is hosted by Career Services, and presents alumni with the opportunity to give a talk about their career paths and all of the unimagined twists and turns along the way. Held once or twice each semester, the program is open to the University community and the public. Recent speakers have included:

  • Maisha Walker ‘94,  Founder and President of Message Medium
  • Lauren Bush-Lauren ‘06, Fashion designer, philanthropist and CEO, Creative Director and Co-Founder of FEED Projects
  • Youngsuk Chi '83, Chairman, Elsevier, global career in international finance, publishing, technology and entrepreneurial ventures

Offer an Expert Perspective

As part of our ongoing career education efforts, we invite alumni to provide industry-specific advice to students in a variety of ways.

"Insiders Look at..."

Our "Insider's Look at..." series offers students a glimpse into the industries of alumni who speak as part of panels or as individual guest speakers for an hour-long presentation.

Industry Experts Program

Our Industry Experts program is a more expanded industry overview to provide students with a mini-course on a business topic not offered through their curriculum. For example:

  • Rod McNealy '72, principal McNealy Advanced Communications, has offered an "Intro to Marketing" workshop
  • Marc Rosen '98, CEO of Georgeville Productions (best known for working on the Harry Potter film series) has offered "Hollywood 101."

Teach a Skill-building Workshop 

Are you an expertise on a topic you think students would want to learn? Teach a workshop and help students learn a new professional skill.

Speak at a Princeton-in-Washington Event

The Princeton-in-Washington Program is co-sponsored by Career Services, the Princeton Club of Washington, DC, the Office of Governmental Affairs and the Woodrow Wilson School. It offers Princeton students living or working in the nation's capital over the summer an opportunity to meet and learn from Princetonians in D.C. 

A student coordinator reaches out to alumni to arrange for site visits, seminars or networking events for fellow Tigers throughout the summer — helping to bring a whole new meaning to the term "stars and stripes." 

Share your experience.

If you would like to speak to students as part of our career education programs, please email Rachel Jimenez, Assistant Director, Student/Alumni Engagement Programs, or call 609-258-3325.