Career Services

Connecting with Alumni

We encourage you to become a member of the Alumni Association while you are still in school. 

Resources

Twenty-five thousand Bearcats are all over the globe, working in a myriad of fields and making their marks in the world. And believe it or not, they are rooting for your success! You have an incredible network of people who are willing to share with you the ins and outs of their profession, provide job search tips and advice, and possibly have leads regarding internships and jobs. Don’t be shy! Get out there and connect with them. Here’s how:

Plug into Switchboard  – a simple social network where you can ask for what you need and offer what you have. Watch this short video and check out this FAQ.  https://s3.amazonaws.com/switchboardhq/video/Switchboard.mp4       https://willamette.switchboardhq.com/faq

  •  Polish your profile and join the Alumni Association LinkedIn group – a network of 3,000 professional Bearcats from around the globe. Check out these simple resource sheets and short videos. http://university.linkedin.com/linkedin-for-students.html?trk=micro-mktg-stu-us-more
  • Participate in Networking Events, both virtual and in-person – watch for special invitations coming your way.
  • Find someone specific to connect with – Colleen in Alumni Relations will set you up! <csump>