Connections Beyond the Classroom

Intern. Interview. Shadow. Get a taste of a career.

Connections Beyond the Classroom (CBC) provides programs that bring students and young alumni together with current and alumni Menlo parents to provide meaningful exposure to career, community service, and academic options.

CBC also supports Menlo faculty with parent and alumni expertise to contribute to their curriculum. All CBC programs are designed in partnership with Menlo’s faculty and administration.

Parents and Alumni
You can…
  • Offer Menlo students and young alumni internships and shadow days to provide career exploration opportunities
  • Speak in Menlo classes
  • Support Internship Exploration Week as a guest panelist
  • Help at Interview Workshops, offer Resume Writing support, and more
  • Become a member of the CBC Committee to volunteer and support these programs
  • Connect with Menlo faculty and students to share your skills, hobbies, professional expertise, and passions

Sign up NOW to be a CBC Resource Volunteer!  

Already signed up as a CBC Resource?  Review your CBC Resource Profile and make any relevant updates (contact information, profession, volunteer activities, etc.) 

Retired from the professional world?  There are many ways to help CBC. Edit your CBC Resource Profile, and choose “Join Committee” under volunteer activity to help with one or more CBC programs.

To find out more about Connections Beyond the Classroom programs, contact


CBC can help you connect to parent professional resources for programs like Knight School, Senior Projects, PACT, and M-BEST and also help you find classroom guest speakers.

Search the CBC Resource Database to find volunteer professionals to support your in-class program or activities beyond the classroom.

Students and Young Alumni
  • Interested in a certain career? Need to consult an expert for your PACT or Senior Project? To locate resources who may match your interest or to tap into a professional world you may want to learn about, visit the CBC Resource Database.
  • For a listing of currently available internships and shadows, click here.

Internships or shadow days may last one day, several weeks, throughout the summer, or even during the school year.  Ask your classmates about their summer internship experiences.  Many have had great internships or shadow days over the last few summers.