The Lifelong Internship: Connect-123’s Career Success Program
Since 2006, thousands of students have interned abroad through Connect-123 and learned valuable skills that they’ve used in their subsequent career development. As program graduates, they’ve participated in our Alumni Mentor Network Program, “paying it forward” with current Connect-123 interns in their field to help answer questions about career options, to discuss job search strategies and to increase their networks.
Connect-123’s Alumni Career Success Program is aligned with our mission to offer internships as a platform for lifelong learning. The program consists of two parts: 1) an introductory workshop and 2) a series of focused mastermind group sessions.
Enhance Your Career Success Workshops
The introductory workshop, Enhance Your Career Success, is led by Connect-123’s Director of Student Development, performance psychologist Dr. Brett Steenbarger, and focuses on evidence-based methods for enhancing our productivity, teamwork, emotional well-being, and personal relationships, drawing from an explosion of research in recent years in the field of positive psychology. We present best practices in these areas with how-to illustrations, helping alumni leverage their personality, character, and cognitive strengths. We also share perspectives on emerging opportunities in the post-COVID environment to help alumni maximize their personal and work lives.
Alumni Mastermind Group Sessions
Connect-123 Alumni Mastermind Sessions offer a combination of brainstorming, education, and peer accountability. Group members are challenged to create goals and accomplish them, with support and input from their peers, and successes are shared and problems are solved by creative, collective thinking.
Connect-123’s Alumni Career Success Program is offered free of charge as part of the lifelong value participants receive when signing up for a Connect-123 program.