English Department Alumni Mentoring Program
The English Department is creating a new Alumni Mentoring program, pairing alumni from the English department with OU seniors in English on the basis of experience and interest. In the pilot program, launched this fall, some mentors meet
face-to-face with their students, others communicate by e-mail or Skype.
No long-term commitment necessary. At the end of each semester, the
department hosts an alumni thank-you mixer event for alumni and
students. Get involved!
If interested, please contact Annie Gilson at firstname.lastname@example.org with your job market experience.
Welcome our newest alumni by serving as a commencement host during the fall and winter commencement ceremonies. Alumni volunteers are needed to greet, congratulate and distribute programs to graduating seniors and their families. Fall commencement is held in mid-December and winter commencement is scheduled for late April. Volunteer registration for each ceremony opens approximately one month prior to the commencement date on the OUAA events calendar.
Help welcome the soon-to-be graduates into the Oakland University Alumni Associate at Graduation Fair. Network with students as they pick-up their graduation tickets and regalia and learn about graduation day.
Oakland University Career Services annual Etiquette Dinner teaches students proper etiquette during a four course meal. Alumni are invited to share their experiences, facilitate professional conversation and provide advice as about professional etiquette and networking techniques.
Modeled after the speed dating concept, speed networking connects alumni professionals and current students for multiple, five-minute long one-on-one networking sessions. Co-sponsored by OU Career Services and the OUAA, this event gives students the opportunity to hear immediate feedback from alumni professionals on anything from fine-tuning “elevator speeches” to tips on professional dress to improving resumes. This annual event is held in February in the Oakland Center. Registration will begin in January on the OUAA events calendar.
The OUAA Golf Challenge is an annual summer fundraising event that benefits the OUAA Scholarship Program. Alumni volunteers are needed as hole-spotters, so if you enjoy the outdoors and striking up conversations with new people, this is a great opportunity! The golf outing is typically held in mid-July and volunteer registration starts in the spring on the OUAA events calendar.
Student Alumni Association (SAA) Scavenger Hunt
The SAA Scavenger Hunt will test students' OU knowledge, spirit, and innovation as student teams outsmart their competition in a fun and fast paced event. Volunteers will be stationed at various campus buildings greeting students and facilitating a provided activity or question in order for teams to retrieve their next clue.
Student Alumni Association (SAA) Nearly Naked Mile
dressed in multiple layers of clothing and shed apparel that they wish
to donate to a local charity before the one mile run (leaving runners in
shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, etc.) Volunteers will assist along the
route, at registration and with collecting the donated items.
Click here to register for a volunteer opportunity. For more information, please contact Christina Simon, outreach coordinator, at (248) 364-6134 or email@example.com.