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Alumni Career Services

You did it! You're now a Miami University graduate. The Center for Career Exploration and Success provides resources and support that can contribute to your ongoing career success and professional growth. Career Advising is available to alumni up to one year after graduation. Our free online resources are available to all Miami University Alumni for as long as you need them.

Miami Alumni Connect

Miami Alumni Connect helps students and alumni succeed through conversations and community.  More than 4500 alumni are available to advise and mentor their fellow Miamians.  Make the most of the Miami alumni network!

  1. Sign up at
  2. Find alumni in the NETWORK section. Filter with keywords, by industry, location, major, etc.
  3. Send a message showing interest in their career and set up a conversation. Alumni are eager to hear from potential mentees!
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Your First Thirty Days

Starting a new job can be both exciting and nerve-wracking, especially for recent college graduates. Below are some tips to help you navigate your first thirty days successfully.

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Arrive Early

Punctuality is key during your internship. Arrive a few minutes early every day to demonstrate your reliability and commitment.
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Dress Appropriately

Make sure you understand the dress code and adhere to it. When in doubt, it's better to be slightly overdressed than underdressed.
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Talk with your supervisor about their preferred way to communicate such as email, text, face-to-face. Do you have regular meetings to ask for feedback on your work and to clarify directions and prioritize?

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Ask Questions

Don’t hesitate to ask questions if you're unsure about something. It's better to seek clarification than to make assumptions and potentially make mistakes.
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Listen and Observe

Pay attention to how things are done in the workplace. Observe your colleagues and learn from their actions and behaviors. Is it acceptable to wear earbuds while working, have your phone with you in meetings? Look for signs of inclusivity, such as respectful communication, collaboration among diverse teams, and opportunities for employees to share their perspectives and ideas without fear of judgment.
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Take Initiative

Don't wait for tasks to be handed to you. If you see an opportunity to contribute or take on a new project, don't hesitate to speak up.
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Take the time to introduce yourself to your colleagues and build relationships. Networking can be invaluable for your future career.
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Be Flexible

Internships often involve a variety of tasks and projects. Be prepared to adapt to changing priorities and take on new challenges.
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Take Notes

Whether it's during meetings, training sessions, or while working on tasks, taking notes can help you remember important information and stay organized.
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Send Feedback

Actively seek feedback on your work and performance. Use it as an opportunity for growth and improvement.

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Stay Positive

Remember that everyone starts somewhere, and it's okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them. Stay positive and approach each day with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

Professional Development

Watch interviews, panels, and other events, as experts share their experiences. These events look at professional development and life-long learning.

Professional Development Webinars

National Alumni Career Mobility Survey

How did Miami Matter to You?

The experience at Miami University is like no other. Your insight on how Miami prepared you personally, professionally and academically for the work world is important to us. We want to hear about your journey following graduation so we can better impact career preparation for generations of future Miamians. 

Miami has partnered with Lightcast, a global leader in labor market analytics, to conduct a national online survey. The National Alumni Career Mobility Survey (NACM) is open from October through December 2023.

The NACM is designed to collect career pathway data from alumni. It seeksd career satisfaction and insights from college and university alumni who completed their bachelor’s degree in the calendar years 2013, 2018, and 2022.

The NACM Survey is now closed. Stay tuned for the results!

About Lightcast

Lightcast (a merger of Emsi and Burning Glass Technologies) Lightcast delivers the world's best labor market data through their software products, APIs, and consulting projects. The National Alumni Career Mobility Survey is their signature survey.


Image of Jen BenzIf you have questions, please contact Jennifer Benz, Assistant Vice President of the Center for Career Exploration and Success, at

Center for Career Exploration and Success

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550 E. Spring Street
Oxford, OH 45056