Share Your Expertise

As a leader in your chosen career field, we believe you have a lot to offer our students as they prepare to enter the workforce.  We have several opportunities for you to partner with our office and connect with the Lipscomb community.

Speak at a Workshop

We host over 20 professional development workshops each semester for students. Often we rely on our network to serve as featured speakers, presenters or interviewers. If you would like to share your expertise on a particular topic, contact us at careerdevelopment@lipscomb.edu.

Become a Mentor

Exploring career options understandably raises a lot of questions for students. What is the best way to break into a particular field? How readily can I apply the skills learned in this job to another occupation? What will my career advancement path be like? With your help, the mentor network can provide many of the answers to these and other questions most often asked by students.

Lipscomb’s Mentor Network helps students explore careers by linking them with professionals who are interested in providing information and guidance about their chosen professions. This program gives students an "inside look" at career options through informational interviewing, networking and observation. The program is not designed for job networking, but rather it serves as an educational and informational program to enhance a student's career exploration. Students interested in participating in the mentor program access your career and contact information through Experience and contact mentors they are interested in connecting with. Mentors gain the satisfaction of helping Lipscomb students make sound career decisions by sharing information and expertise about their careers.

Some mentors may enjoy providing a "shadowing experience" or a "day on the job," an individual meeting, or a career-related conversation with students wishing to learn more about a particular field. The amount of time devoted to the program is entirely up to each mentor. Mentors specify how frequently and in what manner they wish to be contacted. A mentor meeting can range from 20 minutes to one hour. Participation can entail a single meeting with a student or it can develop into a longer term "mentoring" relationship.

Join TACE: the Tennessee Association of Colleges and Employers

Career development professionals from colleges and universities statewide join with HR professionals, recruiters and hiring managers to improve campus recruiting initiatives and discuss current trends and issues while networking through half-day workshops and annual conferences. In addition to the valuable networking opportunities, TACE members gain exclusive discounts to CDC career fairs and events.

Hear what career development professionals and employers have to say about the value of a TACE membership:

“When meeting with students or alumni looking for a referral to a corporate recruiter, I first turn to employers who are members of the TACE organization.  It is such a help to have a list of recruiters at my fingertips who have expressed an interest in hiring candidates from our university.” - Leslie Shelby, Assistant Director of Career Development at Lipscomb University and TACE Treasurer

“I recruit throughout the entire state of Tennessee, so there’s no way I could get to every school. TACE events and conferences help me to meet contacts at new schools and keep in touch with my current contacts at the schools where I can personally recruit.” - Wayne Hampton, Recruiter, DisneyCollege and CareerStart Programs