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
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.
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.
Jones Graduate School of Business
The Jones Graduate School of Business is looking for volunteers to engage with fellow alumni, students and to connect with each other through their professions and regions. To receive more information on how you can volunteer for the Jones Graduate School of Business, please complete the volunteer application form.
Alumni Recognition Committee
The Alumni Recognition Committee recognizes and celebrates the achievements of Rice alumni, faculty, students, staff and university friends by sending hand-written notes. All Rice alumni are invited to volunteer for this important committee. For more information, please click on the "sign up" box.
Social Media Ambassador
Social Media Ambassadors help spread information about Rice events, happenings, updates, and more on various social media channels! Ambassadors should follow the Association of Rice Alumni Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts and opt in to receive notifications from these accounts. As ambassadors of Rice University and its proud community of alumni and friends around the world, you share in the privilege and responsibility to represent Rice and its constituents with the highest level of courtesy, professionalism and respect.