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Please read before contacting mentors in the W&J CCN Mentoring Network.


When preparing to contact the Alumni Mentors in the W&J CCN, we encourage professionally written messages that are grammatically correct. Construct a succinct message with a reference to the W&J mentoring network in the message. Use formal salutations and closings and show appreciation for his/her time and willingness to be a resource for your career growth.

Note: As it is important to make a positive first impression; please keep in mind that Career Services and your faculty advisors will be great resources for reviewing drafts of your communications.

A sample message might be something like:

Dear Dr. Bilsky,

I read your bio in the W&J CCN Mentoring Network and as a current junior majoring in English, I was wondering if you would be willing to speak with me about your experience as a graduate student at Stanford. I am preparing my own graduate school applications and welcome any advice you might have for me.

Thank you so much for your time and I appreciate your willingness to be a resource for W&J students.


Jane Doe, W&J ‘16


Writer, W&J Red & Black

Or an alternative:

Dear Mr. Van Cleve,

As a W&J student majoring in Business Administration, I am thinking about the sales field as a career direction. After reading your career information in the W&J CCN Mentoring Network, I am very interested in learning more about your work in the field. Would you be willing to speak with me about your work as a Sales Director in a technical field? Any advice you have will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

Best regards,

John Doe, W&J ‘15

Business Administration

Vice-President, Young Entrepreneur Society

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Wyndham Pittsburgh University Club

100 Lytton Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Career/education opportunity for Biology/Life Science graduates.

Positions are available for the July 2016 class at the Anisa I. Kanbour School of Cytotechnology of UPMC located at Magee-Womens Hospital.

Program Details at a Glance

•12-month certificate program; at the end of which graduate is ASCP BOC CT eligible.

•Classes are in session Monday through Friday; start date is in July (specific date to be announced).

•Hours are typically 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.

•Education Coordinator is the primary lecturer along with other staff members.

•Lectures are held in the school classroom and conference rooms.

Students systematically rotate through three UPMC hospitals to receive a broad spectrum of practical experience.

•Students are given the opportunity to attend numerous educational teleconferences, colposcopy study sessions, tumor board discussions, and breast cancer conferences.

•Graduates are eligible to take the ASCP BOC CT exam.

•Tuition is currently $8,100 for the year.

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About Our Services

You must register with CCN to use our services. Once registered, you may:

  • Search for jobs posted exclusively to Washington & Jefferson College; search the Jobs Central® national job board and the Intern Central® national internship board.
  • Upload a résumé file to Resume Central® so it can be searched by employers (if you so authorize). Your résumé will be reviewed by our office and must be approved before it can be sent to employers or submitted online to posted jobs.
  • Build an online portfolio in Career Portfolio Central® to support your résumé and demonstrate your best work to employers.
  • Review your job search history. Report offers/hires.
  • Receive emails about programs, services and job-related topics.
  • Gain access to announcements, upcoming events, career advice documents, career advice videos, podcasts, and career articles from over 125 authors.
  • Search our Mentoring Network to find profiles of people who work in your fields of interest and contact them online.
  • Our aim is to support the Washington & Jefferson College mission to graduate men and women of uncommon integrity, competence, and maturity who are effective lifelong learners and responsible citizens, and who are prepared to contribute substantially to the world in which they live. The Career Services office is committed to helping students determine and pursue their career goals. This is achieved through the services that we offer, including:
  • Job search preparation
  • Career assessment tools
  • One-on-one career counseling
  • Career library
  • Internships
  • Graduate school assistance
  • Job and internship fairs
  • On-campus recruitment
  • Workshops
  • Many online resources