The value of your Notre Dame education extends well beyond your years on campus, especially when it comes to career development. The Center for Career Development offers a number of ways you can support students, and one of the best ways to get started is to join IrishCompass, Notre Dame's official online networking community. You can support your alma mater in the following ways:

  • Offer to serve as a guest speaker for student events (share industry knowledge, interviewing tips, how to effectively network, etc.)
  • Post a full-time or internship position at your organization (or connect your organization's Human Resource department with our Employer Engagement team to post a position on Go IRISH, our recruiting platform)
  • Host a student for a job shadow
  • Create an internship or externship program

While the Alumni Association provides a full-range of career services for alumni (including a job posting board on IrishCompass), our Undergraduate Career Services staff provides career counseling services for alumni who are still seeking employment 12 months after graduating.


Join Irish Compass, Network, and Help Students

IrishCompass, Notre Dame's official online networking community, provides you a convenient way to give back to  your alma mater by serving as a resource to current students and fellow alumni by sharing your own professional experience.   IrishCompass enables connections, networking, mentoring and job opportunities in these practical and useful ways:

  • Boost your network - make direct connections with the Notre Dame Family who generously share their professional experience, knowledge and insights. The platform automatically generates natural connections through an algorithm (via key questions)
  • Mentor - Meet students to share insight about your career path (available as 30-minute phone calls or ongoing 3-month mentoring relationships)
  • Share your insights - Contribute to the industry specific groups by posing questions or sharing relevant articles and resource suggestions. 
  • Help students prepare for their careers- Indicate that you are willing to help a student prepare for an interview or have a career conversation for 30 minutes.
  • Host a student for a job shadow - Offer on your profile that you're willing to help host job shadows.  

In addition to services for supporting students, IrishCompass also offers you the opportunity to conveniently network with fellow alumni, engage in conversations on message boards, and 

Want to learn more about IrishCompass before joining? Read our Frequently Asked Questions