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.
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.
Moody Center for the Arts Volunteer Greeter
Moody volunteers have the opportunity to participate in the life of a vibrant new arts organization and to contribute valuable visitor services to Rice University.
Qualified candidates should possess a love and appreciation of the arts, a flexible attitude for dealing effectively with the public, and an understanding that reliability is critical.
To volunteer at the Moody, candidates must make a one-year commitment and be available for two to four shifts each month.
International Friends at Rice (IFR)
**Please note that due to COVID-19, the IFR program for 2020 will be a limited virtual experience.**
International Friends at Rice is an opportunity for an international student and a local U.S. friend or family to meet 3 - 4 times during the student's first 6 months at Rice. The local friends and families enjoy getting to know international students by sharing cross-cultural experiences and learning about other countries. The U.S. friends may help international students discover Houston, invite them for a meal, and make the student(s) feel more at home. This program is coordinated by Rice University's Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS).