Alum mentors are the rocket fuel for Launch. You make a meaningful contribution to a promising Drew student while adding to the world’s good. So head over to Drew Connect, create an account, and join one or more of our Career or Identity/Affinity Communities. It’s that easy.

More Ways to Engage

You can pay it forward as a Drew alum in ways beyond mentorship:  

  • Share Career Insights. Students love to hear the inside scoop from guest speakers and panelists.
  • Tap New Talents. Help us identify the skills your industry wants—and we can teach.
  • Partner on Research. Collaboration with Drew advances knowledge in more ways than one.
  • Find an Intern. Our students make top-notch interns (and future coworkers).
  • Hire a Graduate. You know it firsthand: Drewids are workplace ready from day one.

Career Benefits for Alums

You have access to—and are encouraged to use—these career-advancing Drew tools:

  • Meet Your Match. Explore our Career Communities and Identity/Affinity Communities to build purposeful connections with Drewids who share your pathway. 
  • Step Up Your Search. Look for jobs and career navigation ideas on Launchpad. 
  • Build a Network. Create an account on Drew Connect and begin networking with our growing alum base.
  • Tap Our Experts. Reach out to the Career Center for professional tips and services, including résumé and cover letter reviews.

Lessons in Leadership: Principal’s viral music video highlights commitment to school culture

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For Quentin Lee, injecting a little fun into the day — whether directly or through MC Hammer parodies — is critical to building relationships and driving engagement.

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Volunteer to Help the Environment!

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From Drew Senior, Cece Kracht: “Come participate in this Senior Civic Project, Healthy Planet, Healthy Humans (HPHH) which was created and designed around cleaning up and protecting our environment. This project will take place in the months of January through …

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Here’s How I Created a Virtual Class Library

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Once upon a time, schools and classrooms offered libraries with a variety of books for students to borrow. Today, due to the pandemic, in most schools borrowing physical books has been put on hold for the foreseeable future.

Book talks, …

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5 ed tech trends to watch in 2021

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When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in March, Joliet Public Schools in Illinois went into what Director of Technology and Information Services John Armstrong calls “emergency learning.”

It consisted of “choice boards, paper packets — things that could be done …

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First-Generation College Students More Engaged Than Peers

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New survey data challenge perceptions about first-generation college students, showing strong academic engagement and commitment to college. But the group lagged behind their peers in social comfort and resiliency.

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