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Join Southwestern’s exclusive virtual community for professional networking and mentoring.

PirateConnect is your lifelong gateway to the Southwestern network - a  digital space exclusively for Southwestern University community members to mentor or be mentored. While mentorship can involve a sustained relationship over time, most connections can be called “flash mentorship” - one-time or short-term interactions designed to address specific questions or needs. 

Topics for discussion may include how you choose a career, career search advice, resume development, realistic salary expectations, suggestions for professional organizations to join, daily activities of particular jobs, whether you need grad school for particular jobs, etc.

We encourage the entire Pirate family to leverage the “Power of the Tower” - a network of students, alumni, families, faculty/staff, and friends more than 16,000 strong. PirateConnect is designed to be flexible, user-friendly, and interactive. Join Career Community discussion groups to access or share advice and opportunities. Search and connect with other Pirates as a mentor, mentee, or both. Ask questions and seek guidance, coach and inspire, and find paths to professional aspirations. 

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As a mentee, you have direct access to all members of the PirateConnect community without any barriers. As a mentor, you can customize involvement levels to fully manage your time commitment. Resource materials on the platform help all members learn more about forming meaningful mentorship relationships.