PolyConnect: Advice for college and career

Sponsored by the Alumni Association, the PolyConnect program connects members of the Poly community who share common interests and who can offer advice based on their college experience and careers. Young alumni and current students are especially encouraged to utilize PolyConnect for networking opportunities.

Mentoring and networking

Depending on the schedules of the individuals, mentoring may range from phone conversations to in-person meetings to job shadowing. The program is not a career placement program, and while some connections result in internships or jobs for the mentee, that is not a specific goal or focus of the program. You can help us by updating your business information with us, so we can suggest you as a contact when we receive mentoring or networking requests from students or alumni. Interested mentors and mentees should contact the Alumni Office.

PolyConnect lunches

PolyConnect lunches offer Upper School students the opportunity to learn firsthand about a particular profession over a casual lunch. Alumni discuss their personal career experience, as well as their field or industry in general. Speakers provide a brief history of their path since leaving Poly, along with a snapshot of a typical work day, and students are invited to ask questions. Lunches are held on campus several times throughout the school year; all Upper School students are invited to attend.

The program aims to introduce students to a wide variety of industries. Previous lunches have focused on specific career paths within the fields of medicine, entertainment, science, art and design, law, and business.

PolyConnect presenters during 2016-17 included:

LinkedIn

Joining the official Polytechnic School group on LinkedIn is another way to connect with the broader Poly community. Membership to the group is open to alumni, students, current parents, parents of alumni, and current and former faculty and staff. The group provides a forum through which members can network with one another, learn about job prospects, and explore different industries.
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