Washington & Jefferson College offers a number of ways for alumni to stay involved in the life of the College, even from across the globe. From serving on committees to making a donation to the annual fund, each alumnus/a can contribute to the College in his/her own way. Read below to find a way that you can help! To volunteer with the College, please begin by filling out the Alumni Volunteer Form.
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Share your W&J experiences at admission-related events occurring on campus in specified regions around the country. Speak on panels to current and prospective students about your experiences as they pertain to academics, extracurricular activities, athletics, study abroad opportunities, residential education and student life in general.
You can also represent W&J worldwide at college fairs by becoming a college fair representative. You’ll answer questions about life at W&J and distributing materials provided by the Office of Admission.
Join or start an Alumni Advisory Council and provide input to the College about its various programs from an alumni perspective and provide support for its numerous initiatives. Established councils include the Alumni Executive Council and the Pre-Health and Pre-Law Alumni Advisory Councils.
Alumni Mentor Program
Gain a rewarding bond with a current student by becoming an Alumni Mentor. Designed as a long-term, committed relationship, you can help your protégé achieve success by sharing experiences and providing life, academic and workplace guidance as well as educational support.
Alumni Student Networking Dinner
Occurring monthly at the Barron P. McCune Alumni House, this informal dinner of 5-10 attendees (4-5 alumni and 4-5 students) is designed to give you an intimate opportunity to share your career experiences with students.
Share your professional knowledge and experience by speaking in a class. From discussing your career development to changes in your industry, your experiences offer students a clear idea of what to expect when entering the workforce.
W&J regularly receives invitations to attend other institutions’ Presidential Inaugurations across the country. We depend on our distinguished alumni to represent the College at these prestigious events and walk in the inauguration ceremony processionals.
Assist a student in gathering career-related information by hosting a job shadow. With each opportunity varying in length, students can take a tour of your organization, conduct and informational interview or observe projects on which you are currently working.
Oversee other alumni volunteers in your area and serve as first point of contact in your region for the Office of Alumni Relations by becoming a Regional Chair. Duties include: recruiting local volunteers for various opportunities, organizing and leading volunteer training sessions and assisting with the interview process for the Alumni Mentor Program.
Reunion Committee Volunteers
Assist W&J in organizing and celebrating class reunions by becoming a Reunion Committee Volunteer. Help organize reunions from the 20th-50th class reunions that occur in five year increments as well as mini-reunions for special groups such as fraternities or sororities.