Networking is a Game-Changer

Sometimes who you know is just as important as what you know

85% of Jobs are Filled Through Networking

There’s an age-old saying that states, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” In today’s professional world – although it is clearly important to know about the industry, to have a great educational background, and the soft skills of clear, analytical, and innovative thinking, excellent communication skills, and the ability to solve complex problems – knowing the right people can help you land the perfect job or internship.

Christendom College has a robust alumni network, as well as many employers who continually recruit from our alumni base. We bring in alumni to speak to the students, giving them insights into their field of work, and we have an Alumni Mentor Program designed to assist students network, gain insights, build relationships, and find the perfect job.

Life on Tap Alumni Networking


Life on Tap is a networking program managed by the Career & Professional Development Office. Speakers for this program are alumni of the college, and there are 3-4 of these events each semester.

Another speaker series, specifically for non-alumni, is called Outside the Box, and these are held once or twice a year.

In all cases, the purpose is to give students the opportunity to hear from successful alumni and friends, and learn more about specific industries and to network with the many speakers.

Click on the icons below to learn more about these fields and to watch recordings of alumni Life on Tap talks.

Architecture & Construction


Event Planning

Public Policy & Politics


Editorial, Writing & Communications

Music, Media & Entertainment

Sales & Real Estate

Medicine & Healthcare

Finance & Accounting

Business & Entrepreneurship

Teaching & Education

Other Life on Taps have included First Responders, Recent Grads Panel, Military, Project Management, and the Trades. View more by clicking the button.

Alumni Mentor Program

Christendom alumni know exactly how you feel. They know the process you have to go through in order to “translate” your liberal arts degree into a well-paying and satisfying career. They took Metaphysics and Old Testament like you. They lived in your dorms, ate in your dining hall, painted the Rock, and danced the night away on many an occasion, just like you. Let them help you as you prepare to think about entering the workforce or discerning a married or religious vocation.

The Alumni Mentor Program is for current and prospective students and their families alike. Each of the alumni in this Alumni Mentor Booklet agreed to be included and agreed to be responsive to questions you might have about how they went from being a theology major to a lawyer, or from a history major to a nurse, or an English major to an architect, and so on.

Please take the time to reach out to them and ask them any questions you would like to have answered. They can be of great benefit to you as you discern your future career and vocational plans.