Professional Alumni Link
Join us as a Professional Alumni Link Volunteer and get Involved today!
Aston’s new Professional Alumni Link platform will connect alumni with current students looking for future careers, recent graduates looking to secure their first role, and fellow alumni looking to gain professional links in their chosen career path. By offering a small amount of your time, you will support them by answering their questions using our secure platform or app using your own experience as a guide to your role and sector.
If this opportunity sounds interesting, please complete the form below, so we can send you a link to set up your profile on the Unibuddy Professional Alumni Link platform. We will also send you our useful volunteer information to support you in getting involved straight away.
Provide the platform with a high-quality profile and photograph. Profiles should include information on your course background, career journey, key achievements, and advice to current students and recent graduates.
✓ Responding to career inquiries in a timely manner
✓ Offer informal careers support based on your own experience
✓ Offer ‘insider’ advice on getting into competitive jobs and careers and/or starting your own business
✓ Provide information on professional associations or qualifications required for some professions. (If they have them for your industry)
✓ Give practical advice on how individuals can make the most of their time at Aston – extra-curricular events, alumni webinars, etc.
✓ Use the opportunity to extend your personal and professional network and make appropriate introductions
✓ Support individuals in making informed decisions about their career path.
✓ Signpost individuals to the right services, Careers advisors, international office, or services to support students' wellbeing