Volunteer online as a Career Coach and help our students design a brighter future!
Searching for internships and jobs is not an easy task. As a virtual Career Coach, you have the opportunity to teach our students career-building skills to become competitive candidates and confident careerists. There are two ways to support our students: match 1:1 with a student for a 3-month term or join the Career Community to be available for one-off questions and support. Continue on to learn more!
To participate, Career Coaches must:
- Have a Bachelor’s degree
- Have 3+ years of professional experience
- Commit to two meetings per month
- Complete our online training
- Pass a background check
ScholarMatch selects volunteers based on program capacity and discretion. Volunteer candidates are not guaranteed a spot in the program.
Match with a Student
Career Coaches wishing to build a deep relationship with a student can ‘match’ with a student for a 3-month term. Once the volunteers complete their training, they will be matched with a student to begin providing individualized career support. Career coaches and students will virtually meet at least twice a month, adding up to 2-4 hours of service a month. This is a great opportunity for busy professionals who have a wealth of workforce and industry knowledge.
Join our Career Community
Fuel the social capital of our student and join our Career Community by adding your profile to our database. Volunteers can elect to support students as a one-off engagement or more consistently with career-building skills such as resume reviews, interview prep, and informational interviews.
Spring Service Term: January – April
- October 1: Volunteer Registration opens
- December 13: Deadline for online training modules
- January: Coaching Term begins
Fall Service Term: September – December
- June 1: Volunteer Registration opens
- August 15: Training Modules Due
- September: Coaching Term begins
We provide robust training for volunteers through several online training modules, which we estimate take 2-3 hours to complete. You may work at your own pace, but we recommend completing the modules within three weeks.
Ready to start coaching? Complete this brief interest form to let us know who you are. Welcome to the ScholarMatch community!