Students value and learn from your knowledge about UChicago and your real-world expertise.
There are many ways you can make a difference.
Spread the word with the Alumni Schools Committee
Alumni Schools Committee (ASC) volunteers share information about the University of Chicago at local college fairs, at informal receptions, and in off-campus interviews with prospective students. Here’s why you should join the ASC:
- The alumni interview is often the only face-to-face conversation that an applicant has with someone who has actually experienced life in the College.
- This conversation is frequently instrumental in a student’s decision to enroll.
- Volunteering does not take much of your time (about 15 hours per year), yet it can make a big difference in prospective students’ understanding of the University.
Register today at the Alumni Schools Committee website.
Give students real-world experience
From developing professional work skills to building networks, these opportunities help students connect academic and extracurricular experiences with career opportunities.
- Participate in the Metcalf Internship Program or the Alumni Board of Governors Externship Program by hosting a student, reviewing their applications, or conducting interviews.
- Provide career guidance through informational or practice interviews
- Review résumés and cover letters
- Host a trek
Share your insights and knowledge
Do you love what you do? Would you like to share your insight and experience with students and alumni seeking knowledge about your professional field?
- Update your career history and contact information in the Alumni Directory. This powerful tool makes it easy to network and can be accessed by UChicago students and alumni. Get started.
- By updating your directory listing, you open up the opportunity for students and alumni to get in touch with you for networking and mentoring.
- Be a mentor. If you were among the first in your family to go to college, consider joining the First-Generation Alumni Mentoring Program to share advice with a current first-generation undergraduate. For more information about this program, visit the Center for College Student Success website.