As an M&T alumnus/a, there are a variety of opportunities for you to get involved and stay connected with the M&T Program and the University of Pennsylvania.
Stay Connected with M&T and the University
We truly love connecting with alumni/ae at every turn – learning about your latest position or entrepreneurial endeavor, or just catching up on what’s going on in your life. M&T graduates keep their alumni directory profile current while also following M&T on Twitter and Facebook. A number of M&T’s contribute to our M&T blog, mandtforlife.com, by participating in our M&T Day in the Life of an Alum series. In addition, a large number of M&T alumni/ae connect with M&T staff via the M&T LinkedIn group.
Host an Alumni in Residence Event
Each year a number of alumni/ae return to campus to take part in our Alumni in Residence Series. Alums host small, informal lunches, coffee chats, or dinners with current students at a variety of locations. Some Alumni in Residence events have even taken place via Skype, to accommodate alumni located further from campus.
Attend an Off-Campus M&T Event
Many alums attend Regional Alumni Group events or coordinate such events in their area. Others sign up to share their career experiences at the M&T NYC Student-Alumni Networking Event, which takes place every year in the fall. M&T alumni/ae have also led current students on tours and information sessions at their company’s offices.
Recruit M&T Students and Alumni/ae
M&T alumni/ae understand the value of their dual degree education and frequently recruit current students and alumni/ae for summer or full-time employment. Working with M&T Program staff and/or Career Services, some alums may coordinate on-campus recruiting events or create communication strategies to advertise job opportunities. Many M&T entrepreneurs also hire current students under the M&T Intern Fellowship Award, which provides financial support to students who secure internships at early-stage ventures.
Support M&T and the University through Volunteering
A number of M&T graduates volunteer to conduct informative admissions interviews as part of the Penn Alumni Interview Program (PAIP). The M&T Program, working in tandem with PAIP, operates two interview committees in which M&T undergraduate candidates are matched with M&T alumni/ae to learn more about Penn and the program. Currently, the M&T interview committees have over 350 fantastic volunteers! We’re also working on a formal M&T Student-Alumni Mentoring Program and will need alumni/ae participation to make the initiative successful.
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Make an Impact through Alumni Giving
By giving to the M&T Program, you are supporting a group of stellar students, ensuring we can better serve the M&T community as a whole. Some examples of M&T alumni/ae giving include funding the Intern Fellowship Award, backing the William F. Hamilton Endowed Faculty Chair, and supporting M&T Student Board events.
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If you would like more information on how to get involved, please contact Jaime Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.