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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.


Career Advisors Network (CAN)


Be a SBU Mentor

The CAN program connects students and recent alumni with CAN Mentors. A CAN Mentor is a professional who volunteers his or her time to network, provide advice, and provide career insight for students and recent alumni.  Mentees ask questions about majors, career paths, and career experiences. This program is about making connections and sharing information – not about asking for jobs/internships.

How do I become a Mentor?

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. 
Are you interested in participating in our 2018-2019 formal Mentoring Program? Contact to learn  more.

Errol Cockfield '94, Stephanie Brumsey '09


Mentoring Tools: 

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

Write a blog entry

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! This blog 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 visit the blog.



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.


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