TU Alumni Internship Program

 Collins College of Business Career FairIf your spouse was transferred to another city and you made the decision to leave your job and move, wouldn’t it be valuable to have a ready-made support system to help land your next job?

Such a service is under development by The University of Tulsa’s Alumni Association. The program will also be used to broadcast additional internship opportunities for current TU students. Internship positions will be actively sought from University of Tulsa alumni with opportunities in their specific career fields.

“This is an amazing way for our alumni to give back to TU, by providing current TU students with opportunities,” said Matt Carr (BAC ’00), who is heading up the Alumni Career Networking, Planning, and Internship Committee within the TU Alumni Association.

Both aspects of the program are being designed to work in conjunction with such existing services as the Business Career Development program at the Collins College of Business and TU’s Career Services.

“TU has some high national goals,” said Carr. “This is another excellent avenue to proactively grow the career and internship opportunities available through the university.”

Carr used the University of Notre Dame and their alumni association networking as a premier model. The concept leverages a pre-existing network of professionals who share alma mater pride. TU graduates automatically become members of the Alumni Association free of charge so the framework for communication and support is already in place.

With TU alumni living all over the world and a high percentage of international students attending the university, the scope of the job and internship network is global, Carr said.

“Communication is really the key to jump starting your career through an internship or to landing a new job,” said Carr. “Who better to network with than people who share a common passion for TU?”

For more information contact Shelly Holly with The University of Tulsa Career Services (918) 631-2549, or Amy Freiberger (918) 631-3727 with The University of Tulsa Alumni Office.  Click on the categories below for additional information:  

The University of Tulsa Business Magazine - Fall 2009