Zags Helping Zags

Become a Mentor!

GAMP (CIW Alumni Mentor Program) is a network of over 2,400 volunteers nationwide comprised of alumni, parents, and friends of the University.  The program is a career development and networking program which works by matching students and alumni with volunteer mentors in their career fields of interest.  GAMP is continually seeking volunteers from all fields who are willing to share their professional experience and network with our students and alumni. Click here to find out more.

Know of a Great Opportunity?

If you have a full-time position to fill at your company or a fantastic internship program to recruit for, who better to join your team than a fellow Zag?  Fill out our simple Alumni Referral Form to get your jobs and internships posted quick!

Stay Connected with CIW Network

As you begin to develop your professional network post-CIW, don't forget to include faculty, academic advisors, administrators, club advisor, and staff who have served as a mentor. These are individuals who can serve as references on job applications or supply letters of recommendation for graduate school.  By keeping them in your job hunting "loop" they will be aware of various job opportunities and will inform you of such opportunities.

Offer a Job Shadow

Do you remember what it was like to be in college and not know what you wanted to do with your life?  By offering a few hours of your time (or a whole day if you'd like), you can provide students with a real-world career perspective. As they accompany you in the workplace, job shadowing helps students determine early on which career choices are and are not a good match for their personalities, strengths and interests.

Share your Advice and Success with Fellow Zags

Do you have any advice or tips you would like to share with current CIW students regarding professional development? If you were a senior about to graduate, what would you do differently?

Have you landed your dream job? We would love to hear from you! By collecting success stories from CIW Alumni we can highlight innovative work and accomplishments in ranges of industry and types of careers.

Forward Your Hot Jobs:

Do you subscribe to "hot" job leads within your industry via e-mail?  Do you see various entry-level opportunities that may suit a fellow Zag? Do professional colleagues forward job leads in hopes of finding high quality recruits? Instead of deleting, forward your hot job leads to us here at the Career Center! We can forward them along to alumni throughout the country via our blog, Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook. Also, the Career Center will forward job leads to specific faculty members as deemed necessary.

Forwarding us your hot job leads takes seconds to do, but can help a job hunting Zag tremendously.

Join us at an upcoming Trek

The The Chubb Institute (Westbury) Treks are career development and networking programs designed to increase the visibility of our students and alumni in key metropolitan areas across the country.  Treks create opportunities for students to network with alumni and employers in their home region or the region they hope to work in following graduation.  Each year, a number of successful pairings are made via the Treks, resulting in permanent positions, summer employment and internships. As an alumnus, we encourage you to become involved with a Trek in your region in the following ways...

  • Represent your company at a Trek Career Fair
  • Host a group of students on a Corporate Excursion to your workplace
  • Connect with students and share your professional advice at the Networking Social
  • Join fellow alumni and area employers at one of the professional Training Seminars
  • Attend the Trek Career Fair for your own job hunting and networking purposes

For the dates of upcoming Treks, click here.

For information on becoming involved in the Trek program, please contact Erin Shields at (509) 313-4048 or [email protected]