Connecting with Alumni

Utilize these resources to locate and network with alumni and other professionals.  Cross reference IrishCompass, LinkedIn and myNotreDame if full information on an alumnus is not available.

IrishCompass

IrishCompass is our official online community designed to help facilitate career-related connections between students and the Global ND Network. 

Students can use IrishCompass in many ways:

  • Connect with alumni for career networking, mentorship, and job shadow opportunities. 
  • Ask career-related questions through industry specific discussion forums.
  • Access exclusive online resources for career discernment and networking tips.
     

myNotreDame Alumni Directory

Notre Dame students have full directory access to myNotreDame, the Notre Dame Alumni Association’s database.

  • Create your own account here.   
  • Click on “Register” in the gold box.
  • Complete the registration with your nd.edu email address and the Alumni Association will send you a password within 24 hours.
  • Once in the system conduct a “Directory Search” for alumni using basic criteria or multiple criteria in the “Advanced” search.

LinkedIn

Utilize LinkedIn to connect with Notre Dame Alumni as well as thousands of other experienced professionals.

  • To join LinkedIn:
    1. Go to http://www.linkedin.com.
    2. Enter your name, email, and password; then click Join.
    3. Fill out initial information to create your profile.
    4. Confirm your email address by clicking the link sent to your email.
    5. Your account is now created.  Make your profile complete by going to the Profile tab and clicking “Edit Profile”.
  • To join the Notre Dame Alumni Network:
    1. Go to this link: https://www.linkedin.com/grps/Notre-Dame-Alumni-Network-802/about
    2. Click “Join Group” and wait for approval.

Alumni Clubs

  • Alumni clubs’ websites allow you to seek out contacts and events occurring in a particular geographic region.  Some sites even post jobs and internship or have contacts for current students.  Find the clubs at https://alumni.nd.edu, click on “Clubs, Classes and Groups” and select your desired location in the drop down menus.

Career Shift

Search for contacts from millions of companies by industry, location, or keyword.  Use your nd.edu email address to set up an account.

Go IRISH

Go IRISH is an excellent resource for locating Career Center contacts.  Select the “Employers” tab and enter the name of an organization into the keyword search.

Networking Events

The Career Center offers many networking opportunities through the academic year with both ND alumni and various recruiters. See website and Go IRISH for information on all Career Center events and Information Sessions.​

Tips

  • Create a database of contacts to keep your network organized.
  • After any networking interaction, be sure to send a thank you note to the professional within 24-48 hours, either via email or snail mail.