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Alumni + Junior Career Connections Program

During their third year, Plan II students are encouraged to participate in the Alumni + Junior Career Connections Program, a year-long series of milestones to connect with career-related resources on campus and those who have been there before - our alumni. The goal of this program is to prepare third year Plan II students for their next steps after life on the Forty Acres with time to meet important deadlines in their senior year including preparation for their Plan II thesis project.

Career Connections Timeline 2020-2021

Getting Started: Complete the matching survey – Due Friday, October 9

 

First Milestone: Introduce yourself to your alumni mentor via HookedIn (or in some cases by email) to set-up your first meeting

  • Follow this link for more instructions on how to connect with your alumni mentor via HookedIn.
SAMPLE TEMPLATE:
Dear INSERT MENTOR NAME,
My name is INSERT NAME. I am a third-year Plan II (INSERT OTHER PURSUITS, IF DESIRED) student and your Plan II mentee. Thank you for volunteering to provide guidance and support to Plan II Juniors through the Plan II Alumni + Junior Career Connections Program.
As you know, the next milestone in the program is to conduct a 45-60-minute informational interview before Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to learning more about your career path, discussing some of my career goals, and establishing a plan for our second meeting next semester. Please let me know when you are available to meet. I know you are very busy so I also wanted to provide some details about my schedule to ensure we find a compatible date: INSERT DETAILS
I am looking forward to our conversation and appreciate your time in advance.
Sincerely,
INSERT NAME

 

Second Milestone: Conduct your FIRST MEETING with your mentor by Thanksgiving Break

  • By videoconference or phone, you will be asked to conduct an informational interview with your alumni mentor and set a goal for your second meeting next semester. Recommended goals include:
    • Conduct a Resume Review
    • Conduct a Mock Interview
    • Review Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose for Graduate or Professional School
    • Discuss Tips and Tricks of the Job Search Process
    • Practice Communicating the Value of Plan II Honors and Thesis Project

Third Milestone: Prepare for second meeting (December - February)

  • Plan II will connect program participants to workshops offered by Liberal Arts Career Services, Texas Career Engagement and Plan II to prepare for their fourth milestone - the second meeting. Workshop opportunities will include (details coming soon):
    • Clifton StrengthsFinder Workshop
    • Resume Workshops
    • Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement Workshops
    • Plan II Thesis Information Session

Fourth Milestone: Conduct your SECOND MEETING with your mentor by Spring Break

  • By videoconference or phone, you will be asked to discuss your career goal as decided during your first meeting.

Fifth Milestone: Continue to connect with your alumni mentor informally

  • We recommend sending a thank you note to your alumni mentor following your second meeting. After your second meeting, you can continue to engage with your alumni mentor or forge other connections via HookedIn with other Plan II alumni.

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    RLP 2.102
    Austin, Texas, 78712-1250
    512-471-1442