Volunteer to help students explore career paths

Alumni play a critical role in assisting Princeton students in the exploration of potential career paths. Whether it's through casual conversation, participating in our on-campus recruiting program or anything in between, the advice, insight and experience you can offer has a significant impact on students' career decisions. We invite you to partner with us for student-alumni engagement programs throughout the year.

Share your experiences

  • Volunteer to be a guest speaker or panelist to provide advice and inspire students during in-person and virtual events.

  • Dinner with 12 Tigers: Join students of underrepresented backgrounds (race, culture, first-generation, and/or low socioeconomic status) for a meal and talk about your Princeton experience. Discuss the college-to-career transition and offer advice on various professional development topics.

  • Alumni-in-Residence: Return to campus one or two days to meet with students one-on-one to discuss career paths, occupations, industry information, the hiring process and more.

Recruit Princeton students

Off-campus opportunities

  • Princeternship: Help students investigate a career field and make connections by hosting students for a one-day site visit in the spring or a one- to five-day externship during the winter.

  • Princeton in Washington: Volunteer to speak at a program, invite students for a tour of your workplace or host a social event. Each summer this program brings together students studying or interning in Washington D.C., with alumni living in the area for a speaker series, social events and more to provide an inside look at the political, cultural and social life of the nation's capital.

  • Arts/Work: Strengthen the Princeton arts community by volunteering to host or participate in workshops, programs, social events and more in New York City over the summer with students interested in pursuing careers in the arts.

We appreciate the continued support of alumni who are making a difference by sharing their insights and advice for current students as they navigate the career decision-making process.

How we can help you with your career transitions

We offer an online toolkit and one-on-one advising sessions for alumni who are looking for jobs or considering a different career path. For more information, visit: https://careerservices.princeton.edu/alumni-toolkit