Alumni play a number of key roles in our mission to form men of faith, scholarship, leadership and service in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. Through their service, they become examples of Men for Others to Prep students as they provide them with opportunities to understand the work environment of today and where their career interests and skill set might take them after high school and college.
Below are some of the ways that alumni can serve as mentors to Prep students.
Career Day Speaker
Members of the Advancement and Counseling teams at CP jointly sponsor Career Day for Sophomores each year, and alumni speakers are needed from a variety of fields including technology, medicine, engineering, law and finance to engage in discussions with students who have expressed interest in those careers.
Do you have a workplace and a job that you think students would be interested in exploring? Consider hosting a Prep student at your place of employment for part of a day or more so they can learn about what you do for a living.
Does your organization have an internship program? This is another way for students to discover career paths or confirm the one they plan to take. Plus, it offers them the chance to gain valuable experience that could be helpful on college applications and their resume.
Summer Field Trip Host for Loyola Scholars
Each summer, Prep has classes for promising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in the Loyola Scholars program. On Friday afternoons in June, they go on field trips to workplaces where alumni host them for discussions on what it's like to work there.