In the Center for Academic and Career Engagement, we believe that career development is a lifelong process that does not end at graduation. As such, we encourage Wagner alumni to continue to use of all of CACE’s career services, from career planning to employment search. We also hope to provide a means by which alumni can stay connected to Wagner, whether by hosting Wagner students as interns or meeting Wagner students at our various networking events.
- Career Connections
The Career Connections program is one of the most important networking experiences in which Wagner students can participate. This program is designed to link current students with alumni currently pursuing careers in a wide range of professions. This interaction provides an added dimension to students’ learning experiences, and is an important part of the process by which CACE assists students to identify their career and life options. Ultimately, through Career Connections, we hope students will think “outside the box” regarding the professional possibilities that are open to them, independent of their chosen major.
Are you interested in serving as a mentor to current undergraduates? Career Connections mentors can assist students in developing a realistic understanding of their career choices, guiding them to examine the respective benefits and drawbacks of their chosen profession, and helping them to recognize the qualifications, skills, strengths, and attributes needed to succeed in that field.
There are many ways mentors can assist current Wagner students, including:
- conducting an informational interview in person or over the phone
- conducting a “mock interview” in your office or in CACE’s offices at Wagner
- participating in one of CACE’s career development panels
- participating in a student-alumni networking event
- offering an internship at your organization
- offering a site visit for individual students or a day of “job shadowing”
- making a presentation for a class at Wagner
We are always actively seeking alumni, parents of students, and friends of the college who are willing to share their insights and expertise with Wagner students. To learn more about how you can participate in Career Connections, email us at email@example.com, or call us at (718) 390-3181. You can also click here to register via WICS.
- Celebrating Success
At Wagner, we have a continuing interest in the success of our graduates. Each year, the Center for Academic and Career Engagement (CACE), in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations, surveys recent graduates about their post-graduate pursuits, including full-time and part-time employment, acceptance to graduate or professional school, and/or extensive volunteer work. We use this information to better understand how we can design programs and services that help students pursue their careers, as well as for federal reporting of data on student outcomes. We are also interested in your success—we want to brag about your achievements!
Are you a graduate of the Class of 2012? Please click here to complete the 2011-2012 Post-Graduation Survey.
Did you graduate prior to August 2011? Please click here to update your information with Office of Alumni Relations.
- Interested in Using Our Services?
If you are in need of assistance as you apply for full-time employment or graduate/professional schools, please remember that CACE is here to support Wagner alumni. Are you a recent graduate and having difficulty getting your career started? Are you looking to change careers and not certain how to get started or what resources are available to you? Are you applying to a graduate program but you don’t know what they’re looking for? Don’t be afraid to ask for some help or advice from our staff. Make an appointment with us by clicking here, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling us at (718) 390-3181 — or you can just stop in.