Davidson alumni, parents and families are encouraged to take advantage of and support the broader Davidson career network.

When you seek career support or give your time, talent and expertise to help current students and alumni, you help to keep the Davidson network strong. Watch this video highlighting the below opportunities with personal perspectives from Donnie Johnson '00 and Kat Forbis '19. 

Jobs, Internships and Research

Post or apply for opportunities on the Handshake portal, or recruit students on campus to work, intern, or do research with your organization. Contact careers@davidson.edu to learn more and to get set up. 

Davidson Career Advisor Network

Give advice, seek advice, or both on the Davidson Career Advisor Network (DCAN), a partnership of the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement and Center for Career Development. More than 1300 alumni and parent/guardian advisors are accepting requests for career conversations, resumes and mock interviews through the DCAN platform. You can learn more before signing up on our DCAN information page

Career Advising for Alumni

Whether you graduated one, five or 30 years ago, advisers in the Center for Career Development are available to advise you about your career and support your success. Many of the center's resources are available for alumni use. Contact careers@davidson.edu or call 704-894-2132 to schedule an appointment and learn more. 

LinkedIn and Alumni Directory

Find Davidson connections on LinkedIn and start conversations by joining the Davidson College Network group (7,000 members strong) and additional industry-specific Davidson groups (found through a Group search). You can also plug Davidson College into "Education" when using the LinkedIn search functionality to find Davidsonians in your field. 

You can retrieve contact information for Davidson connections through the alumni directory in our Online Community. We recommend using the directory in conjunction with LinkedIn. Note that the community is password-protected and that your identity will need to be verified when you set up your account. If you have questions about either LinkedIn or the Online Community, contact alumni@davidson.edu

Virtual Networking Events

Join text-based online chats and make professional and industry connections through our online networking hours

Job Shadowing Program

Host a student for 1-3 days at work through our externship program

Homestay Hosts

Minimize expenses for students pursuing career-related experiences by hosting a student in your home

Regional Chapters

Connect with alumni, families and friends nationwide through 40 regional chapters. Many chapters hold networking events throughout the year. 

Industry Partners and Startups

Connect with students, faculty, industry partners and entrepreneurs on projects and collaborations via the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.