MSIM students at career fair

When you engage with the iSchool, you make a difference. Whether you’re an employer or an alum—or both—your expertise, perspective, and feedback add a valuable dimension to our programming and to our students’ experiences. These connections change lives and shape the future of information in the workplace and beyond.

iSchool students bring a wealth of expertise to the workplace. They work in a variety of roles, from librarian to data scientist, in multiple job sectors. They are valuable to any employer whose product or service relies on information as key to its success.

Here are some of the ways you can make these important connections with students:

  • Serve on a "tech talk" or career panel.
  • Host an information session or site visit.
  • Participate in our career fair prep series (critiquing resumés and conducting mock interviews).
  • Mentor a student.
  • Host a student for a practicum or hire an intern.
  • Sponsor a hackathon, design jam, or case competition.
Tafseer Khan

Help us recruit top talent

Through our Alumni Recruiter Network, alumni can help the School by sharing their educational and career experiences with potential iSchool students. To participate, complete a brief interest form, which will be used to pair you with a potential student. Should you be an appropriate match, the iSchool will alert you and share your email address with the interested student. We ask that you respond to any email from the student as soon as you are able. The time commitment should be less than an hour. For more information, contact the iSchool Advancement Office

The iSchool alumni network spans decades of knowledge, an amazing breadth of career options, and locations around the world. By staying connected with the iSchool, you are sharing your experiences with our community while also learning from and networking with others. Take advantage of the opportunities to meet others in your field of interest, find iSchoolers who live in your region, or join the School at upcoming events!

Are you an employer interested in engaging or hiring student talent?

Michele Plante
Michele Plante, Assistant Director of Employer Relations