Rice Volunteers Advancing Owl Careers

One of the most powerful ways our volunteers help students is by guiding their career development, whether as mentors, résumé reviewers, mock interviewers or internship/externship hosts. Volunteers across Rice give their time and talent to provide meaningful professional development for Rice students.

Mentor helps students put their best foot forward

Michael Maher ’75 is a shining example of the impact one volunteer can have on students. "I want to help students think through what’s next,” he says. Read more >>

Owl Edge Externships and Internships give students a professional edge

Rice students’ knowledge, creativity and work ethic have always set them apart. But today, employers expect graduates to have real-world experience that hones their professional edge. We want to give every Rice student access to professional experience, but to do that, we need you, Rice alumni, parents and friends. The Owl Edge career mentoring programs, launched as part of the Initiative for Students, give Rice volunteers the opportunity to make an impact on Rice students.

In 2015-2016, Owl Edge Externships took students to workplaces across the country for job-shadowing experiences with Rice alumni, parents and friends:

The Owl Edge

You can now sign up to host a 2017 Owl Edge Externship, providing one- to five-day job-shadowing opportunities hosted by Rice volunteers. Visit owledge.rice.edu/volunteer to sign up and learn more.

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Building the New Rice Network

Beginning on Rice Day Oct. 12, Rice alumni and parents can connect with students — and each other — through Sallyportal, Rice's new online professional development hub dedicated exclusively to the Rice community.

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