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Connect with Students

Help support our students by sharing job opportunities, conducting mock interviews, and more.

Group photo from Reunion 2018

Connect with Community

Current opportunities include organizing alumni events in your area and planning your milestone Reunion.

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Connect as a Class Agent

Serve as a Class Agent for the Macalester Fund.

Connect with Students

Submit to the #HireMac Form

Use the form below to easily share employment opportunities from your networks with current Macalester students. Positions submitted from this form are also shared with staff in Career Exploration.

Raise your hand as a Career Helper

“The students are eager for real-world information and it’s rewarding to share it with them. It helps to coalesce my own experiences.”

Alumni are critical partners in career development at Macalester. While staff provides resources, training, guidance and support, alumni have unique insights on how one “uses” a Macalester degree after graduation. Career Helpers are Macalester alumni who have raised a hand as a potential resource for current students in their career exploration. We are looking for alumni of all ages, experience levels, identities and geographic locations to serve as Career Helpers as we seek to meet the ever-changing needs of our students. Career Helpers serve in a variety of roles, including:

  • Providing an internship for a Mac student
  • Sharing job opportunities
  • Providing informational interviews
  • Host events at your workplace
  • Conduct mock interviews
  • Review resumes
  • Share career pathways via video

When the Career Development Center is looking for alumni speakers, panelists and hosts for site visits, they begin with Career Helpers. Career Helpers have a special designation next to their name on MacConnect, the online alumni directory which is open to all students, that indicates that you are available for informational interviews. Career Helpers are also listed first and highlighted on the alumni lists provided by the Career Development Center.

Connect with the Community

Plan Your Next Milestone Reunion

Reunion planning committees help get the word out to classmates, encourage people to register and support their class gift, and shape programming that is unique and meaningful for their class. Serving as a committee member is typically a 1-2 hour/month time commitment, with one on-campus planning meeting in the fall; committee leads, who recruit and manage committees, have a larger time commitment which begins in the spring.

Organize alumni events in your area or Regional Chapter

Interested in connecting with alumni who live near you? Join the Chapter steering committee or host an event. Alumni Engagement can provide event planning and management support, including emailing invitations, creating and managing registrations, and providing swag and materials. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].