The School of Management’s Office of Alumni Relations has revamped alumni volunteer opportunities to provide you with more ways to be involved how you want, when you want, and where you want. We have crafted opportunities by industry, region, and interest.
Are you a social media butterfly? Become a social media ambassador. Do you want to make connections with more people in your field? Seize the opportunity to lead an industry affinity group in your city. Stay connected and share your talents with the greater BU community. Opportunities are available for as much or as little time as you have.
Maintaining a strong community and enhancing the professional lives of alumni and students are our highest priorities. By becoming an affinity leader, you’ll spearhead programming tailored to your industry. Events can be geared toward entry level, mid-career and/or senior level professionals. Affinity leaders suggest event topics, identify possible speakers, encourage peer attendance, and assist with venue selection, etc. The Office of Alumni Relations will work closely with you on all the details. Meetings will take place once a month by conference call, with in-person meetings as needed.
Alumni hosts help organize and underwrite regional receptions (NY, DC, LA, or San Francisco) and welcome admitted graduate students in their area. Alumni living in the Boston area are encouraged to support and attend open houses on campus, which are typically held on Thursday or Friday evenings. Regional receptions (off-campus only) may be held any day of the week (April-June). Duties include assistance with logistics, greeting admitted students, and sharing information about the graduate student experience. Meetings will take place by conference call as needed.
The School of Management Centennial celebration will take place between September 2013 and May 2014 to mark the School’s 100th birthday. The celebration will include student programming, alumni weekend CEO conversations and gala, global events, and a speaker series. We’re seeking alumni to help promote Centennial events, suggest speakers, and assist with other administrative efforts. Meetings will take place once a month by conference call, with quarterly in person meetings.
Did your cohort or CORE team rock? Still keep in touch? Become a cohort/CORE connecter. Tell us what’s going on with your group. Let us help support your get-togethers and work with you to come up with alumni programming connected to the cohort/CORE experience. Meetings will take place once a month by conference call, with in person meetings as needed.
Beyond your club or student leadership experience, do you feel a strong connection to your class? Class connectors send class and school updates via email and social media, serve as a liaison with SMG’s Office of Alumni Relations, gather class notes, encourage attendance at class events, and organize reunion efforts, formal and informal. Meetings will take place once a month by conference call, with in person meetings as needed.
Were you a student leader? Does your student leadership experience remain one of your favorite memories from your time at SMG? Would you like to reestablish your connection to fellow club members and help current students? Many student clubs are eager for alumni leaders to discuss programming opportunities, become a club mentor, or speak at club meeting or event. Meetings will take place once a month by conference call.
Undergraduate Student Organizations
|Accounting Association||iChase the Cure|
Graduate Student Organizations
|Admission Ambassadors||Health Services Management Association|
Are you proud of your BU degree? Do you find yourself pleasantly surprised when you learn one of your colleagues went to BU, too? BU and the University’s corporate partners are teaming up to host a series of networking events to build relationships and expand your professional network. Become your company’s captain to help us identify BU alumni and host events that will resonate with your organization. Tap into your inside knowledge of BU resources and discover potential employees and interns. Meetings/calls will take place as needed.
SMG has an international presence–let’s show it through interesting events, programs, and networks in our alumni countries. Help us build an SMG alumni group in your location. We’re always seeking new partners and ideas as part of our global outreach. Please contact Director of Alumni Relations Sarah Murray at email@example.com if you are based abroad and would like to support our efforts.
SMG helped you get to where you are today. If you’re interested in helping a student develop his or her potential, become a mentor. The mentor program is a simple way to get involved with current SMG students, undergraduate or graduate, and teach them about your industry and your career ladder. Conduct mock interviews, resume reviews, and more. Matches are made based on club affiliation, so we’ll match you with a student who is interested in your field. We’ll also provide a handbook on best practices and protocol. Expectations are 1-2 hours a month, by phone, email, Skype, or in person. Each mentor/mentee relationship is unique and can grow as you wish. Please complete the alumni volunteer application and select the mentor program. If you have specific questions about the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMG is everywhere. If you’re in or near a major population center, chances are good that many of your fellow alumni are nearby. We’re looking to increase the number of city-based alumni chapters by forming new SMG alumni groups and by joining forces with existing BU chapters. Use these groups to expand your professional contacts, and help us develop content relevant to your location. Meetings will take place once a month by conference call, with in person meetings as needed.
It’s a big world and we can’t reach everyone. The Internet is an alumni playground and we need your help reaching all the cool kids (BU alumni, of course). Are you constantly updating your Facebook page? Are you all atwitter about Twitter? We need you to be a social media ambassador: retweet our posts, make a virtual shout-out for events, highlight some great work done by BU alumni, faculty, or staff, or post to our Facebook page. Your efforts and web presence can help us reach the thousands of BU alumni online. Input and responses will also help shape alumni programming. Meetings will take place once a month by conference call.
The special events committee will organize one or two educational networking alumni events per year. Past events include a “Business of…” series, featuring alumni entrepreneurs and their companies. The committee will work in concert with SMG’s Office of Alumni Relations to ensure programs complement the alumni events calendar. Events may be held in Boston or anywhere the alumni population is sizable enough to support interest. Meetings will take place once a month by conference call, with in person meetings as needed.
Interested in working with current SMG undergraduate students? The newly founded SMG Undergraduate Student Alumni Council is looking to partner with creative alumni living in the greater Boston area to help plan events and promote opportunities for alumni and student engagement. Council members and local alumni will meet periodically to discuss programming ideas designed to enhance the SMG community.