CHAT (Career Help – Ask a Techer) Network

The CHAT Network on LinkedIn invites alumni and students to network one-on-one and post and respond to discussion topics related to career development.

Alumni Mentors

Are you a Caltech alumnus or alumna who would be willing to offer career path advice, answer questions about your company or industry, share your professional experiences, or grant informational interviews to fellow alums and current students?  Support the alumni network by joining the CHAT Network on LinkedIn‎. A CHAT mentor is a Caltech alumni professional who volunteers his or her time to network with fellow Techers and provide valuable information about the education, experience, and skills needed to perform your job and have success in your industry.

Alumni or Students Seeking Advice

Alumni and Caltech students can connect with Caltech alumni and learn more about different occupations, specific organizations, request an informational interview or job-shadowing experience, or discover how Caltech alumni have found work in their chosen profession. Please reference our guides for information on how to setup your LinkedIn profile and search for alums.


Please keep in mind mentoring is about making contacts and sharing information – not about asking for a job.

1. The purpose of the group is to facilitate discussion within the alumni community regarding the career development process. We ask that you refrain from posting comments if their main purpose is self-promotion of a product or business. We want this group to serve as a means of communication of information and ideas, not for sales purposes. If you have any non-career related questions, please post them on the Caltech Facebook Group page.

2. This group does not serve as a job board. If you would like Caltech alumni to find out about jobs, please post them on our job listings board at  We also encourage job postings on the official Caltech Alumni Association LinkedIn group . Be sure to include the hash tag #hireatecher so your post will appear on our website as well.

If at any time you have questions or concerns about our guidelines regarding LinkedIn, feel free to contact our office at 626-395-3122, and you can discuss your concerns. We appreciate any feedback you wish to share with us.