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.

Sallyportal

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.

Gateway OwlConnect Panelists

Gateway OwlConnect Panelists attend OwlConnect events specific to your industry, at which you speak with a small group of undergraduates about your career journey. Answer questions from the students about your everyday work, industry topics, and the link between academic and career choices. The time commitment is 1-2 hours and lunches are held year-round on campus.

Gateway Practica Partner

Gateway Practica Partners serve as a sponsor for the on-site component of one of our professional practica. Our practica are focused in consulting and finance. Practica sponsors provide a structured and meaningful on-site experience that requires demonstrated application of the student’s academic skills.  

Our practica are designed to provide social sciences undergraduates the opportunity to explore what careers look like while receiving the academic support of our faculty through guided research projects that directly correlate with their on-site work. Partners are asked to commit to 10 hours a week for the practica.

 

Gateway Practica Mentor

Gateway Practica mentors work with a small group of students who are participating in the consulting practicum. Mentors are asked to provide guidance on how to approach the project assignment and help students to develop goals and deliverables to bring back to their clients. Mentors are asked to commit to three meetings, offered throughout the semester, as their schedule allows.

Center for Career Development

The Center for Career Development offers many ways you can get involved from mentoring students to hosting a summer internship.

Athletics

Rice Athletics is always looking for volunteers to help serve in a variety of ways.

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.

Annual Giving

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. 

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