Connecting students and alumni.
For students whose future is not yet formed, what better role model is there than a New College alumnae/i who has successfully made his or her way in the world?
The New College of Florida mentoring program provides enrolled New College students the opportunity to establish a one-to-one relationship with a New College graduate or local professional. The purpose is to provide New College students with additional guidance, exposure and contacts related to their pursuit of life goals. The value of the program is in the lessons learned, and this education can occur in a variety of formats. Mentors can provide support on a regular basis, offer to be available "as needed," or share their expertise in a group setting.
In addition to the Coffee Talks, the NCAA has hosted a student business and networking event at a local business owned and operated by alumnus Jesse White. The mixer was held at his local business, Sarasota Architectural Salvage. The NCAA has sponsored three student internships for the NCAA newsletter, Nimbus, and arranged for a professional networking event at the law offices of Jen ’89 and Altom ’90 Maglio. Alumnus John Cranor, a Harvard Business School graduate and corporate CEO, offers an ongoing business tutorial for students interested in a career in business.
We encourage our alumnae/i to provide students with off-campus experiences such as internships and shadowing. While not required for graduation, experiential learning is encouraged and even academically incorporated: off-campus internships may be included in an academic contract and may help fulfill Independent Study Project or Independent Research Project requirements. For more information about providing internship or job opportunities to students, check out New College's College Central Network site.
Another way for students to connect with alumnae/i is by participating in the New College Annual Fund Phonathon. Student callers are responsible for reaching out to alumnae/i, parents and friends. They foster relationships, offer updates on campus events and news, and raise unrestricted dollars in order to help maintain and improve the New College educational experience. Without the financial support of our graduates, parents and friends, this quality education would be impossible to achieve. For this reason, our phonathon student callers are not only calling to ask for financial support, they are also calling to thank alumnae/i for the exceptional opportunities and experiences they provide.