The Caltech Alumni Association offers many ways for alumni to volunteer,
connect with students and fellow alumni, and help the Caltech community thrive. 


Caltech Alumni Advisors Network

The Caltech Alumni Advisors Network (CAAN) is an online mentoring platform that connects students with alumni who are willing to offer career insights and advice. By signing up as an advisor on CAAN, you can have conversations with students about their careers, provide feedback on their resumes and cover letters, help them prepare for interviews, and more! You choose what you are willing to discuss and set your own schedule. It only takes a few minutes to sign up and you can set up an account using your LinkedIn account information. Sign up to become an advisor today at alumniadvisors.caltech.edu


Dinner with Techers

Host Caltech students for lunch or dinner! Dinner with Techers gives you a chance to connect with current Caltech students for a good meal and conversation. By signing up, you are not only providing students with food, you are giving them the unique opportunity to speak with someone who knows what it was like to be a student at Caltech. To participate in the Dinner with Techers program, all you have to do is agree to host a meal for 4-6 current Caltech students at your home or at a restaurant near campus on a date and time of your choosing. 

We are looking for 40 alumni to host students for dinner on February 23, 2019 for our first annual campus-wide Dinner with Techers event. Sign up to let us know you can make it! 


TecherTalk Alumni Speaker Pannels

TecherTalk alumni speaker panels bring recent alumni back to campus to speak with current students about their transition from Caltech into their careers. It is a great opportunity for all students and postdocs to hear firsthand from Caltech alumni about their experiences and career trajectory. Next school year we will host a TecherTalk in partnership with each Division. We are currently searching for graduate and undergraduate alumni from each Division who would like to volunteer as panelists for our next TecherTalk speaker series. If you graduated in the past 10 years and would like to come back to campus to talk with students about your life after Caltech, contact us at studentprograms@alumni.caltech.edu


TecherTrek Company Site Visits

Did you know you can invite a group of Caltech students to your place of work? TecherTrek takes groups of undergraduate and graduate students on company site visits to meet with alumni in their workplace, where they can hear from them about their work, receive a tour of the facilities, and participate in a Q&A session with alumni at the company. If you would like to invite students to your workplace, contact us at studentprograms@alumi.caltech.edu


Play Dough

Not seeing something you want to volunteer for here? Start your own alumni event! The Caltech Alumni Association has launched Play Dough, a micro-funding program to help alumni host their own events. You can apply for up to $500 to kickstart alumni activity in your area. Whether you imagine a day hike, dinner and a movie, game night, a hackathon, speed networking, brunch, or a public lecture...we want to help.