January 26, 2012
Career Resource Center seeks alumni mentors

Lees-McRae College alumni are encouraged to participate in the Career Resources Center's Alumni Mentoring Program. The College wants alumni to take advantage of the many resources including job and internship postings and any of the workshops to be held throughout the year. The Center is also asking alumni to participate in a meaningful way by becoming an alumni mentor.

"Our alumni have many years of knowledge and experience in their respective fields of employment that could be very useful to our young alumni just entering the workforce," said Russell Taylor, director of the Career Resource Center in a memo to Alumni Board members. "Lees-McRae invites alumni to share that experience by becoming an alumni mentor."

The college has developed an affiliation with the College Central Network to provide internship and employment information to our students. It is through College Central that the College is able to make alumni mentoring a reality.

"College Central benefits our students by bringing together job and internship opportunities available on the internet and from local employers in a central location with an easy to use search interface," said Taylor.

"Additionally with the capacity to electronically create and store résumés, cover letters and other types of files needed for job and internship applications, students have a central location in which to keep all of their application materials and the ability to quickly and easily communicate it to prospective employers," Taylor continued. "College Central is a powerful, easy to use tool that should make finding and applying for internships and jobs simple and easy for students."

"Even though job search networking is one of the most successful ways to find a new job, it can sound intimidating and sometimes seems a little bit scary. It doesn't have to be. College Central is a tool that allows students and alumni to communicate with real people with real jobs," said Abigail Lord, coordinator of the Alumni Mentoring Program.

Founded in 1996, College Central Network, Inc. (CCN) is the nation's leading application service provider (ASP) of career services management tools for small, mid-size and community colleges, as well as art and design schools. Currently, more than 2.5 million students in 42 states and the District of Columbia are enrolled at nearly 600 colleges and universities powered by CCN's Career Services Central ASP. The national job board is accessed free of charge by students and alumni of nearly 3,200 colleges and universities from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. CCN is also one of the largest providers of virtual events for large colleges and universities, consortiums and private organizations.

For instructions on how to create your personal profile in College Central for Alumni Mentors, contact Abigail Lord at (828) 898-3523 or You can learn more at

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