Find an advisor or share your advice

The Career Advisory Network (CAN) is Boston University’s online directory of nearly 8,000 alumni volunteers who are eager to share career advice and networking connections with their fellow and future alumni.

Connect with an advisor

Are you a student or alum looking for advice or career connections? Search the CAN to find an advisor who can help you advance your career. You can filter results by industry, company, location, education, and more!

Find an advisor

If you are new to the BU Alumni Online Community, please contact the Alumni Help Desk for assistance with your username or password.

Become a career advisor

Are you an alum willing to share your advice? Career advisors are alumni supporting their fellow alumni and current students to advance their careers. As an advisor, you can customize your profile to define the type of assistance you can provide, from a quick résumé review or informational interview to job shadowing or long-term mentorship.

Volunteer as an advisor

Learn more about the network from CAN advisor Dana Bernson (CAS’07, SPH’10), CAN advisee Andrea Rodas (CAS’19), and BU Alumni Council Past President Mary Perry (CAS’79, GRS’80, LAW’83).

CAN advisor FAQs

“The Career Advisory Network—it’s not just a mentoring thing—it’s a library, if you will, of the Terrier experience.”
Mary Perry (CAS’79, GRS’80, LAW’83), BU Alumni Council President, 2017–19