Next Steps/Connect

At SIT Graduate Institute, alumni are one of our greatest resources. Alumni represent the mission and values of SIT in the inspiring work they do to tackle important issues in education, development, service, and human rights. Alumni are also some of our best recruiters — each year many new SIT students tell us they learned about the institution through one of our alumni. We appreciate the work you do, and for helping to spread the word about SIT!

How can alumni be involved?

SIT offers you various ways to stay involved with your SIT experience by becoming an alumni mentor. Alumni mentors can participate in any of the following activities:

Admissions Activities:

  • Prospective Student Mentor – Those interested in studying at SIT often ask to be put in touch with an alum who can tell them about his or her experience with their SIT degree program and career trajectory.
  • Host Family – SIT welcomes assistance from alumni who might be interested in hosting a student – whether it be a full-time grad student in DC or VT, or a short-term student in a program such as CONTACT (Conflict Transformation Across Cultures).
  • Admissions Representative – SIT alumni can prove to be an invaluable resource in representing SIT at conferences or fairs that SIT staff are otherwise unable to attend.
  • Blog Stories – SIT is always looking for new stories from alumni to share on our blog. Career successes, new initiatives, or reflections back to campus are all welcome!

Career Services Activities:

  • Current Student Mentor – Current SIT students also often look to alumni for advice on the reflective practice phase or internship, capstone or portfolio phase, and/or life after graduation.
  • Career Mentor – Alumni are also asked to be available to speak with SIT students or alumni about their career in general.
  • Practicum or Internship – Alumni understand the knowledge and experience SIT students can bring to a practicum or internship placement, which is why many of our alumni request SIT students to work with them each year. If you have an idea for a practicum or internship that might fit well with one of SIT’s master’s degree programs, please let us know.

How can I become an alumni mentor?

Please call or email one of the contacts below for more information or to let us know that you would like to be involved:

Admissions Activities

Admissions main line – 802 258-3510
Admissions email –

Career Services Activities

Kaitlin Ford, Interim Manager of Career and Practicum Services
Direct – 802 258-3106
Email –

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