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We offer a variety of ways for alumni to give back to Stony Brook. Opportunities include: being a mentor, hosting a site visit, providing a job shadow, hiring interns, supporting our undergraduate professional internship fund, or participating in our educational workshops.


Mentoring & Networking


Be a SBU Mentor

We have two ways alumni and friends can serve as a SBU Mentor: 

  • Career Communities Mentoring program (six month commitment) 
  • Career Advisors Network  (micro-mentoring)


2019-2020 Career Mentor Volunteering Interest Form

A SBU Mentor is a professional who volunteers his or her time to network, provide advice, and provide career insight for students and recent alumni.  These program are about making connections and sharing information – not about asking for jobs/internships.

The Career Communitites Mentoring program takes place from October through April and will require 4-5 meetings with your mentee.   If you are interested having a one-time career conversation (micro-mentoring) with a student interested in your career field  - join our network!

Join the over 7,000 alumni and friends on the  Stony Brook University Alumni Association  Linkedin group, if you are not already. We are focusing our energy on educating  students about using Linkedin to properly reach out to alumni and friends, and on how to have successful career conversations.  The Career Center will also directly reach out to mentors and facilitate career conversations. 

Errol Cockfield '94, Stephanie Brumsey '09


Mentoring Tools: 

Are you interested in participating in the Career Communities Mentoring Program or micro-mentoring? Contact to learn  more.

Keiko Cervantes-Ospina '04 & Lauren Fiore '16
Stephen Lee BA '82 & Jonathan Cruz '15


Students and recent alumni are curious about the realities of the world of work.

Career decisions can be challenging with inaccurate and/or incomplete information. Share your career knowledge and advice to help students in their career development. The Alumni Career section is intended for SBU students and alumni to acquire career knowledge and get advice from experienced alumni working in various career fields.   

Click here to view Alumni Career articles.



Post a Job or Internship

The SBU Career Center uses   Handshake   as its premier job posting and recruiting system. 


Student Professional Development Fund



Support our Fund

The Student Professional Development Fund  was created to help undergraduate students take advantage of career-related professional development opportunities.

The number and size of the awards depend upon the number of applications, the relevance of the proposed activity to the student's career goals, and the amount of funding available. Funding is made possible by the generous gifts of parents, students, alumni, employers/industry partners and friends of Stony Brook University. 

Who is eligible for a Career Center Student Professional Development Award?

  • Matriculated Stony Brook undergraduates at the U2, U3, or U4 levels
  • Completed at least one semester at SBU
  • In good academic standing with a minimum overall GPA of 2.85
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Career-related conferences, presentations, or networking events that take place off campus

Click here to give and contact  Marianna Savoca for more information. 
For more opportunities to give back to the SB community, please visit the Alumni Association.