Zebra Career Advising Network (ZebraCAN)
The Career Center has several programs to help you connect with career experts in your field of interest. Networking and developing relationships with industry professionals is essential to your career success, especially in a tight job market! These connections will enable you to gather "real world" information, encouragement, and advice on a variety of topics related to your job search and career development.
For information on informational interviewing, please see the FAQ here.
Zebra Career Advising Network
Zebra Career Advising Network (ZebraCAN), accessible through your ZebraNet account, enables students to network with alumni and friends of Stony Brook. ZebraCAN is a database of professionals who have volunteered to make themselves available for mentoring, advice, or informational interviews with students who want to learn more about their profession and industry. In order to gain access to ZebraCAN, students must attend a ZebraCAN session. Contact Nikki Barnett at (631) 632-9855 for more information. "What CAN Zebra do for you?"
-You CAN hear "real life" career experiences from alumni
-You CAN learn how to market your skills and discover your strengths
-You CAN build your network toward success
What did your peers have to say about ZebraCAN?
What are some things you learned from this experience?
"You need to have good communication skills."
"How to make contact with professionals."
"How to write the proper professional letters."
"The importance of networking."
"Networking can be the key to a successful career."
"There is so much information that you can get from a mentor that you will not find on the internet."
"Stony Brook has a great network of professionals."
"How to gain more experience in the field through volunteering/internships."
"Networking is important."
"Understand my skills and know how to utilize it."
"Get involved on campus."
"This is a very convenient, helpful tool for students know more from the occupations that they are interested in."
"It was great opportunity to participate in Contact network and I thank Stony Brook University Career Center to help students contact with our Alumni."
"I did not contact any professionals in the Stony Brook network but I did use the advice to expand my network and have lined up a few interviews."
Here’s a sample of alumni in ZebraCAN. Learn more about why they give back to their SB community: