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Be an OWL Career Mentor

Owl Career Mentors support the CCD's mission to educate Rice students on career-related topics, connect with students to expand their networks and explore careers, and empower students to confidently negotiate the professional world.  As an OWL Career Mentor, you have the opportunity to help students bridge their education to the professional world while enhancing your mentoring and leadership skills.  OWL Career Mentors can support students by:

  • Participating in career panels, Expo and resume preparation, and other events on campus
  • Providing one-on-one career mentoring to students when they message you on LinkedIn or Sallyportal
  • Writing articles about what it's like to work in a certain job or field, or offer insights on general career topics
  • Offering relocation tips or insight about living in certain geographical areas

For upcoming mentoring opportunities, click HERE


Rice alumni and parents can connect with students and each other through LinkedIn, including the Association of Rice Alumni LinkedIn group, and Sallyportal (like LinkedIn, but dedicated to the Rice community).  Sallyportal will sync with your LinkedIn amount and we encourage students to have a professional profile on both hubs.  (If you aren't on LinkedIn yet, learn about LinkedIn and how to build a professional profile.)  

Once you've joined Sallyportal, you can participate in discussions through the message board.  Students will use the message board and direct message tool to ask questions and network and connect with alumni and parents in their same fields of study, target industries, or companies.  Discussions can occur through the message board or direct messaging and can lead to email, phone, and in-person meetings, according to your and the students' preferences.  JOIN SALLYPORTAL.