Signature Career Programs
We know that your 21st-century liberal arts education will set you apart after you graduate. Your communication, analytical, and research skills will be key to tackling some of tomorrow’s most pressing issues. We’ve designed our programming with this unique advantage in mind.
As we get to know what motivates and inspires you, we’ll link you with like-minded Laurentians and connect you to opportunities both on campus and off that demonstrate how your liberal arts experiences can make a difference in the real world.
Explore our programs and learn how you can take advantage of events that will help you build your network, workshops that will enhance your practical job skills, and guidance from Laurentians that will help you design a path to career success and fulfillment.
Programs That Set Us Apart
LINC Mentor Program
Develop your networking, job search, and job application skills while exploring career interests and building your professional network with an individual Laurentian mentor. Our LINC Career Mentoring Program individually matches you with an alumni or parent mentor who understands your goals and passions.
You can take part in the LINC Career Mentoring Program as early as your second semester on campus (when you participate in Careers 101) through your junior year. Not only will you foster a relationship you’ll be able to lean on throughout your time at St. Lawrence and beyond, you’ll get a head start on honing the practical skills you’ll need to pursue internship and job opportunities with confidence.
You'll also have the ability to indicate that you'd like our team to take diversity and inclusion attributes into consideration alongside your career interests during the matching process. This allows us to better connect you with a mentor who shares a similar background—empowering stronger bonds over shared experiences.
Spend part of your winter or spring break connecting with alumni and parents where they live and work in cities across the country. You’ll attend industry-based roundtable discussions, company site visits, and networking events to get a sense of how and where our alumni are having an impact.
Laurentian in Residence
Several times each year, we welcome Laurentian leaders from a variety of industries back to campus to share career expertise and advice.
You’ll have opportunities to connect with them during classroom presentations and career conversations. They’re inspiring innovation and driving change for the companies and organizations you want to be a part of.
January Career Boot Camp
After winter break of your sophomore year, consider returning to campus early for two jam-packed days focused on your career preparation. Your schedule will include workshops, programs, and panels designed to expose you to more career fields and continue the development of your career management skills. You'll also hear from successful alumni and parents from the industries and organizations you're passionate about.
[The Career Boot Camp] event taught me that a great interview is the same as performing Mozart. A great musician is not one with natural talent, but one who practices for several hours every day. Being good at interviewing requires practice, practice, and more practice. -Thoin Begum ’18
Signature Career Programs by the Numbers
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SLU Connect Trips
Offered annually in cities like New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, and Boston
SLU Connect facilitators
Alumni, parents, and friends serve on panels and host site visits and other events to make one of our most popular signature career programs possible.
Alumni and parents volunteer to be part of our LINC Mentor Program
Students who have strengthened their career search skills with mentors through our LINC Mentor Program
What You'll Discover
It's our job to make you feel as prepared as possible after you graduate. That means empowering your curiosity with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and explore.
SLU Connect Trips
Experience what it’s like to work…
- In the tech industry in San Francisco
- In finance, banking, or publishing in New York City
- In the nonprofit sector in Burlington, Vt.
- On Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Laurentian In Residence
Connect with Laurentians making an impact to learn what it's like to work in industries like:
- Environmental science
- Communications and media
- Public policy
- Nonprofit sector
- Arts and entertainment
Learn how to apply your academic passions to roles that inspire you while working with a Laurentian in a field that interests you. While working with his mentor, Sam Cowles '22 learned how his environmental studies major can give him a leg up when applying for jobs in environmental advocacy and policy. Read more about Sam's experience.
The Power of Connections
Jacqueline Sovie '18 understood the real-world applications of her liberal arts education and, with the help of the St. Lawrence alumni network, secured a job offer before her senior year of college. Hear about the connections with St. Lawrence alumni and parents that got her there.