Oberlin alumni can play a critical role in helping students and fellow alumni chart their course. Your experience, your credibility, and your advice are invaluable as complements to the programs, services and resources offered here on campus. Here are a few suggestions for ways you can get involved:
A 20-minute phone conversation can be invaluable for a student exploring career options. Wisr (pronounced "wiser") is a new platform designed specifically to help Oberlin students and alumni connect. With Wisr, students can browse lists of alumni who are working in fields that they’re interested in exploring, and then request one-on-one advisory sessions. You don’t need to be an expert or a luminary; all it takes is 10 minutes to set up your profile, and a willingness to talk about your career path, share advice, and provide insights on how you got from there to here.
Currently, more than 6,000 Oberlin Alumni have joined LinkedIn Oberlin Alumni Group, making it a vibrant community that provides lively discussions with other alumni as well as practical advice for students exploring their role in the professional world. To access the network you must complete a profile and request to join the group. Matt Paddock '94 leads the group.
Go to your Tappan Alumni Profile and update your directory information, particularly the sections covering professional information. Please include a personal email address so students can easily communicate with you via the email link in your profile.