Whether you’re getting ready to graduate or have been a UW alumni for years, this time of year is always a mixture of excitement and nerves. New graduates are leaving behind their Cowboy years behind to pursue other opportunities. However, being an alumni presents many opportunities to network and give back to others.
Listed below are a few ways that UW graduates can support their alma mater (because the Pokes Pride doesn’t stop once you graduate).
Mentoring: While you were a student did you have someone who helped you through difficult situations? Now that you’re an alumni you can be that person to someone else. It could be as simple as answering emails for students who have questions about your profession. Or you could mentor class projects.
Offering career opportunities: Even if you’re not in the Laramie area often, if your organization has any internship or shadowing opportunities, reach out to the Johnson Career Center to let students know. Or if your company is looking to hire new graduates, talk to HR and see how you can get job postings to UW students.
Participate on campus: Alumni can also come back to campus and participate in classes by speaking to classes. To speak to students in the College of Business, sign up here.
For those of you that are passionate about a certain department, program, or emphasis area within the College of Business, monetary support can come in different forms and every little bit helps us further the quality of education our students receive.
Please visit our giving page to learn more about different opportunities or reach out to the UW Foundation if you have questions. To reach the UW Foundation, visit their webpage or email Jack Tennant at firstname.lastname@example.org