Volunteering in Career Services

UCAN: UAlbany Career Advisory Network 

UCAN is an online network of UAlbany alumni volunteers who provide advice and guidance to students and fellow alumni about career planning. UCAN allows you to be an invaluable resource with a minimal time commitment.

Access to the network is through UAlbany’s online community. Advisees use the network’s customized search function to select advisor profiles based on their professional interests. They then reach out by email (blind) to ask to set up a call for an informational interview or brief conversation.

To volunteer, follow this link and create your advisor profile.

If you would like to search for a career advisor, click here.

Alumni Benefits

  • Create a connection with a current student who is directly impacted by your time and talent.
  • Get a sense of the current campus from a student's point of view.
  • Take advantage of this easy way to give back to your alma mater.

How Advisees Will Contact You

The online community is a password-protected environment, available exclusively to UAlbany alumni and students. You will initially be contacted by email. Because we recognize how busy our alumni are, you are allowed to determine how often you’re contacted, and your email address is always concealed. If you get busy, you can put your mentor status on hold. 


Contact Melissa Samuels, director of Alumni Programs, at (518) 442-3083 or msamuels@albany.edu.

More Ways to Help:

Job Openings/Internships
Post jobs and internships free on UA CareerPath.

Resume Reviewers 
Help critique student resumes. Experience in human resources is required. Call Career Services at (518) 437-4900.