The experience, talents, and the wisdom you have gained in your own life can be your greatest gift to the university! We invite you to consider volunteering to participate on an advisory board, or to coach current/future Florida Tech students through their college decision-making process, choice of major, senior projects, and career searches.
With your knowledge and expertise, you have the power to:
If you're ready, please let us know your interest in volunteering now.
We are grateful for the leaders of our various college and university advisory boards, and YOUR insights can be incredibly helpful to our leadership.
The programs below introduce alumni/parents/friends to students for individualized and targeted coaching.
Florida Institute of Technology alumni are outstanding achievers who lead lives of passion and purpose. We are proud of their many accomplishments and the ways their contributions make a positive impact on the world. The Florida Tech Career Hall of Fame highlights some of our most brightly shining stars. Most of the Career Hall of Fame inductees are willing and eager to provide career advice and support for the Florida Tech students and young alumni coming after them.
Experience the fun of working with groups of students who have the same meaningful capstone learning experience you may have had.
Capstone Coaches assist individuals and teams of students as they work on their student design projects (engineering) and other capstone projects. The commitment involves approximately 5-7 sessions with the students(s) to help them brainstorm, overcome obstacles, develop business plans and hone their presentation skills.
Eligible volunteers have been project leaders in their companies or have specialized skills that are particularly relevant to the projects they are paired to support.
Discovery visits are designed for freshman and sophomore students who are trying to figure out what field they hope to pursue. For them, a conversation with an alum or friend of the university can make a difference. Discovery visits give you the chance to talk about what you love about your work (and sometimes what you don’t love quite as much). The goal is to help students make informed decisions on their career paths.
Eligible participants include anyone who can speak with knowledge and passion about their field.
You’ve learned what employers look for when they interview candidates... more importantly, you know what YOU look for in candidates. Now you have a chance to share that wisdom with Florida Tech students to help them secure their first jobs after graduation.
Every summer, we pair alumni and friends with students to conduct mock interviews. The mock interviews are practice sessions and a chance to go over resume and cover letter writing. We strive to pair students and alumni living within ~30 miles of each other to allow them to meet in-person; however, interviews can also be over video-conference. We try to match students and alums as closely as possible by field of expertise.
Eligible volunteers are those who currently interview candidates for job openings in their companies, or have done so in the past.
Prospective Student Visits pair accepted Florida Tech admissions candidates with an alum or parent of a current student who lives nearby. Some invite the student and their families to their house for coffee, or meet them at a restaurant to chat over a meal. The goal is to make the student feel welcomed into the Florida Tech community and to let them know we are excited by their interest and success in the application process.
An alum reaching out says a great deal about Florida Tech, and while you may not know what life on campus is like today, you do know what the school and its programs did for you-- and you can share what makes Florida Tech special to you! It's always encouraging to prospective students and families when they experience a growing and strong network of alumni ready to greet them when they complete their degrees and enter the workforce.
Parents of current students can also visit with prospective students. They have current experience with what it's like to have a child attend Florida Tech and are able to share useful insight and tips to other parents.
Eligible volunteers are any alums or parents who have a passion for Florida Tech. Let us know if you would like to be available for prospective student visits and help recruit stellar students to the university!