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Share what you know.

Would you like to introduce a current Oxford student to your career? Oxford offers two avenues for you to share your wisdom and experience with students exploring potential career paths.

Mentor Program

The Oxford Mentor Program pairs sophomores with alumni working in their chosen career field. These matches encourage an exchange of professional ideas, friendship and expertise. Mentors help students navigate career decisions and network. We match alumni and students based on shared academic interests and experiences, career fields, or even shared student activities or alumni groups.

We ask mentors and students to commit to connect with one another—by phone, by email or in person—at least once a month. Students need someone outside their sphere of family or friends to talk with them candidly about career choices. Mentors give valuable advice based on their personal experiences.

As a collaboration of Oxford's Alumni Relations and Career Services staff, the Mentor Program pulls alumni from across the United States. If you live outside the Atlanta area, you will be matched with a student for e-mentoring or with a student who plans to live in your area after graduation.

Each year, we decide matches in October with a kickoff event for the mentors and mentees in November. The program officially closes at Oxford’s May commencement. Many relationships last as the students continue on to Emory in Atlanta or other schools.

Apart from the one-on-one mentoring, Oxford also hosts mentoring events. Participants talk about career topics such as "Using Your Liberal Arts Education in the Business World," "Executive Women in Leadership" and "I Want to be a Doctor, But What Kind?"

Tammy Camfield 89Ox 91C, senior director of development for alumni relations, and Ami Hernandez, coordinator of career services, oversee the program.

There's a high correlation between mentoring and networking opportunities and job placement upon graduation. The more access we can give our students to exploring the marketplace, the more they learn about themselves, the better they can articulate the ways in which their strengths can make a positive impact on the workplace, and the more confident they are in assuming their professional identity.
Ami Hernandez, Coordinator of Career Services

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Internships

Students gain invaluable work-life experience by interning, even in their first and second years of college. Oxford offers internships during the academic year in locations in and around Atlanta. We also promote high-profile summer internships for credit at places across the United States. 

Oxford alumni have valuable contacts at their current and former employers. Alumni know firsthand the quality of Oxford students and what they can offer to enhance company productivity. Why not consider adding your organization as an Oxford partner to provide student internships?

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