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How to Help Carleton Students

Alumni - How to Help Carleton StudentsAlumni offer valuable information and experience to students regarding career paths, industry expertise, potential employers and much more. Consider participating in one of the Career Center programs listed below:

Carls4Carls is the resource hub for Carls of all generations (as well as parents and friends) of Carls to support the career discernment and career development experiences of students and young alumni.

Host an Externship
Carleton externships are one- to three-week career preparation and exploration experiences. Each December, alumni, parents, and friends of Carleton host students at their work places and provide exposure to jobs in a wide variety of career fields. These unpaid “mini internships” give students the chance to experience a workplace or industry area first hand, with just enough depth to learn if they would like to pursue further experiences in that field. Carleton parents, alumni, friends of the college, and organizations interested in Carleton talent are encouraged to become hosts.

Offer an Internship
Carleton-Edge internships serve as a pipeline that connects Carleton students with real-world work experiences. Interns are mentored by hosts and will be supported by the Career Center to maximize engaged learning and professional development throughout the internship.

Recruit for a Job
If you or your place of business are looking for bright talent for your full-time hiring needs, we would love to help connect you with Carleton seniors and recent alumni. We can also create a virtual or in-person interview schedule to make the process as easy as possible. Post the position on
Handshake and/or connect with Andrea Kubinski, Recruiting Program Coordinator, at 507.222.5511 or

Volunteer for 30 Minutes
The 30 Minutes program brings students interested in a specific job or industry face-to-face (or via Skype) with alumni experienced in that field. In just half an hour (hence the name), Carleton networking magic happens!

Couches for Carls
Interested in hosting a Carleton student on your couch for a few days? This hospitality exchange network for current students & alumni helps students find free places to stay in the homes of alumni in the Carleton network. This is particularly helpful for students interviewing for a job or internship in another city.

Search Student Profiles
Student Profiles provide a place where students can keep track of their experience and skills, build a professional online presence, and connect with others in the Carleton community who share their interests. You can also connect with students through the Student Profiles. If you are looking for an intern, seeking quality applicants for an entry-level position, reaching out to a student to provide information or advice about your career field, the Student Profile search page is the place to go.

Career Center pages maintained by Andrea Kubinski
This page was last updated on 24 September 2020