Since fall 2020, SigEp’s Career Coaching program has matched undergraduate brothers with alumni working in their chosen fields. Here are some highlights of the program, as of May 2023. In honor of the 12 who started it all, we present a dozen Fraternity facts, stats and items of interest about Career Coaching.
“When I decided to go into civil engineering, I didn’t have a clue what I’d do with my degree. After hearing about SigEp’s Career Coaching, I decided to try it. I was connected with Todd Pietrasiak [WPI ’92], the owner of New England Infrastructure. We connected over Zoom and discussed project management. I stayed in contact and ended up getting an internship at his company. I loved it so much, I went back the next summer. If there’s one thing I could tell other brothers, it’s that there are so many opportunities within SigEp. Alumni want to help. All you need to do is ask.” — Ethan Edwards, Mississippi State ’23
99.8% of undergraduates found Career Coaching to be valuable, while 99.7% of coaches said that Career Coaching was a valuable use of their time.
1,871 Career Coaching sessions held
“It gives me immense pride that I’m an alumnus of a Fraternity that values professional and personal development. Being able to shape our brothers at any stage in their life, personally or professionally, is the best feeling, since I do not have a sibling of my own. Being in these mentoring sessions, it felt like I was talking to my younger brother and giving him life advice.” — Rohit Anand, South Dakota State ’11
46: Number of states coaches come from
Countries where coaches are working:
- United Kingdom
- Arab Emirates
- United States
“I signed up for a career coach and was matched with Bruce Anderson [Texas-Austin ’71]. I was studying for the LSAT at the time, but quickly realized I had little desire to practice law. Bruce advised me not to pursue a degree for something I had no interest in. Instead, he said, I should explore a graduate degree in the specific area I want to focus on. He told me about public affairs programs, and my conversation with him allowed me to discover the degree path that will lead me toward the future I want. I am so thankful for SigEp’s Career Coaching for connecting us.” — Lukas Parrish, Missouri ’23
1,584: Number of undergrads who have participated in Career Coaching
Industries represented: 110
“My career coach, Tom Birmingham [Connecticut ’86], helped me completely rebuild my résumé, which helped me secure a summer climate policy internship in Washington, D.C., at the American Enterprise Institute. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience!” — Nicholas Fitzmaurice, Montana State ’23
Chapters that have participated in Career Coaching: 181
Alumni who have volunteered to coach: 854