Internship Host, Professional development
The Center for Career Development offers the summer internship program as a way for students to gain important experience and develop professional skills. Please fill out the volunteer application form below to be sign up or learn more.
Rice alumni and parents can connect with students — and each other — through an online professional development hub dedicated exclusively to the Rice community.
Sallyportal allows you to seek guidance from the Rice network, volunteer as mentors, create professional development opportunities for students and alumni, and engage with campus groups and departments in one virtual location — all in the name of providing Rice students and recent graduates with the greatest possible professional edge.
Owl Edge Externship Host
**Please note that all sessions for 2021 will be held virtually due to COVID-19.**
Owl Edge Externships, developed in partnerships with the Initiative for Students and the Center for Career Development, are one to five-day job shadowing experiences designed to give undergraduate students a tangible, realistic idea of a day in the life in your career field. The job shadowing experience may include touring your facility, sharing your career path, observing you at staff or client meetings, interviewing other colleagues, and visiting with the human resource professional to understand career opportunities.
Center for Career Development
The Center for Career Development offers many ways you can get involved from mentoring students to hosting a summer internship.
ARA Board of Directors
The Association of Rice Alumni is governed by a 28-member alumni board, which provides input regarding Alumni Relations operations and programs and serves in an advisory capacity to the Alumni Relations staff. Members of the ARA board represent the alumni body to the university and represent the ARA to its constituents—Rice alumni.
All Rice alumni are eligible to apply and be selected to serve on the alumni board. Board members serve a three-year term and must be committed to dedicating the time and energy necessary to make the ARA a success. Duties include attending triannual board meetings, serving on ARA committees, contributing to the Rice Annual Fund and providing overall support for ARA programs and activities. Applications are made in writing to the nominations committee; for more information, click on ARA Board Applications on the left menu.
Rice Annual Fund Volunteers are ambassadors for the university, making important connections and encouraging classmates and peers to participate in the university’s tradition of giving back.
Volunteer positions within the Annual Fund provide several great ways to stay in touch with your classmates and peers while making a positive impact on the current student experience at Rice.
Alumni Regional Group Volunteers
Alumni regional group volunteers provide a way for alumni and friends living outside Houston to interact with others in the Rice community and to stay connected. The Association of Rice Alumni, in conjunction with local volunteers, organizes programs and activities for alumni and friends around the nation and internationally. Please find information on all of our alumni groups below. Don’t see your region below or live internationally? Complete the volunteer application form, and a Rice staff member will be in touch with you to discuss how you can get involved.
Domestic Regional Groups:
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Alumni Affinity Group Volunteers
Alumni affinity group volunteers are largely formed on the basis of shared professional pursuits, cultural identification, leisure activities and other common interests. Please find information on all of our alumni groups below. To learn more about affinity volunteer leadership, please complete the volunteer application form.
Rice Alumni Volunteers for Admissions (RAVA)
Rice Alumni Volunteers for Admissions support the recruitment process, public relations goals and selection process of Rice University. Please note that only undergraduate alumni can sign up for RAVA.
- Alumni interviewer — Provides an opportunity for prospective students in your area to have an off-campus interview and conversation with a Rice alumnae/us. Rice alumni volunteers conduct interviews from September to mid-January with concentrated efforts in the late fall and early winter.
- Representing Rice at college fairs — Promote Rice University at local college fairs for prospective students upon request by the Admission Office. Requests are on an as-needed basis.
- Contact with prospective students — Serve as a contact and resource for students you have interviewed and encourage admitted students in your area to attend.
- Helping with local admission gatherings for prospective students — Participate in admission programs for prospective students in your area on an as-needed basis.
If you are interested in volunteering for RAVA, please complete the application form.
If you have previously signed up for RAVA and have questions about your current volunteer status, please email email@example.com.