Arcadia Alumni

Take a Knight to Work

About the Program

Spark an interest. Share your experience. Make a difference in the life of a current Arcadia student!

March 15-17, 2022

Some of the most influential experiences for our Arcadia students and alumni are when they have the opportunity to connect and engage with one another. Take a Knight to Work allows current students to virtually connect with alumni to explore their aspirational career paths without the pressure of a grade or full-time internship commitment. Experiences vary from conversations over coffee or lunch to even a full- or half-day virtual work experience.

*Please note all Take a Knight to Work experiences for 2022 will be completely virtual.

For Alumni:
Registration now open

Alumni Host Take a Knight to Work key activities and dates: 

  • Alumni Registration: January 10 to February 17
  • Student Registration: February 1 to March 4
  • Match Day: By Monday, March 7
  • Matched alumni receive reminder messages, tips, and support in preparing: March 8-14
  • Take a Knight to Work: March 15, 16, and 17

Alumni Host Responsibilities:
Alumni are responsible for hosting your student’s Take a Knight to Work experience. As the host, you will do the following:

  • Schedule the Experience: You’ll plan out your student’s experience —whether it’s a virtual coffee chat or a half- or full-day on the job. 
  • Host the Student: Take a Knight to Work between March 15-17, 2022.
  • Take a Picture: Take a picture and share with fellow alumni! Post on social media to show your Arcadia pride using #TakeAKnightToWork. 
  • Share your Feedback: After the experience, complete a brief survey and help us continue to improve this program.

Take a Knight to Work FAQ

Alumni Volunteer Testimonials

Take a Knight to work

 

 

 

 

Hallie Duffy ’22, Psychology Major, and Keisha Robinson ’18M, School counselor and licensed behavioral therapist

“It was great speaking with my student! We had a coffee connect first, then she joined one of my staff meetings, and later met virtually with one of my coworkers to understand the organization from a different perspective. This program is so important for students to get real time information and “see” first-hand fields they are interested in pursuing.”

-Lauren Trager ’07, Senior Manager of Event Production for the National MS Society
 

“It was easy - a few emails to determine date/time to meet, created a zoom link and done.  It was fun, satisfying, and enriching. I am so glad I participated and could provide information about the journey to my career in order to help guide a student.”

-Rachael Pringle ’06, Middle Years 6-8 School-Based Teacher Leader/ELA & Math Lead/Coach
 

“My student and I were matched perfectly! We were able to chat about our similar career choices and collaborate on the employment within museums in the current climate. He had some good questions for me both personally and professionally, and I left the door open for more conversations in the future per his request.”

-Jennifer Gray ’09, Storyteller and First-Person Interpreter at Historic Philadelphia