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Are you looking for ways to give back to your alma mater? Have you ever wanted to connect with fellow alums that work in your industry? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have the perfect solution for you.
Cajun Compass, UL Lafayette’s networking and mentorship community, is a free platform that allows University students, alumni, faculty members, and supporters to connect online. The platform is designed specifically for Ragin’ Cajuns. Some of the platform’s features include flash mentorship and networking capabilities, a job board, and exclusive resources. But what makes this platform so useful for alumni? Here are four reasons why you should join Cajun Compass and discover the power of your UL Lafayette network.
1. Access to a global network of Ragin’ Cajuns
One of the best parts about Cajun Compass is that you can connect with Ragin’ Cajuns worldwide! The platform gives you access to chat with fellow alums that live in different states or countries, all from the comfort of your own home. Besides geographic locations, you can also connect with others based on their industry or degree type. This is especially helpful if you’re trying to break into a new career or want to chat with someone who works in a similar industry.
2. Opportunity to give back through mentorship
If you’re looking for a great way to give back to your alma mater, look no further than becoming a mentor. Cajun Compass allows you to mentor UL Lafayette students in various ways and in a timeframe that suits you. Whether through instant messaging or hopping on a video call, the platform offers a safe and secure place to connect with students looking for your guidance and expertise. There’s nothing more rewarding than giving back to the next generation of Ragin’ Cajuns.
3. Connect with others through groups
Finding other alumni interested in the same things as you or who live in your area can be challenging. On Cajun Compass, alumni can use the “groups” feature to connect with others based on location, interest, or profession. Through discussion boards, you can ask questions and share ideas with other like-minded individuals. You never know where a connection in a group might lead!
4. Find your next job or hire the perfect candidate
Are you looking to start a new opportunity? Cajun Compass can help you find the perfect job. Utilize the platform’s job board to search for positions in various industries. If you’re interested in hiring someone to fill a specific role, you’ve come to the right place. The platform allows you to create custom job postings to find the best person for your open position. Hiring can be tedious, but Cajun Compass makes it easier than ever to recruit top talent from UL Lafayette.
Visit compass.louisiana.edu to join Cajun Compass and discover the power of your UL Lafayette network. Cajun Compass is provided by the University in partnership with the UL Lafayette Alumni Association and Foundation.
Photo Caption: UL Lafayette graduate student holds up a Cajun Compass fan. (Photo Credit: Courtney Bergeron / UL Lafayette)