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The Benefits of Being a University Alumnus

The Benefits of Being a University Alumnus


By Melanie Conner
Alumni Relations Outreach Liaison, APUS

As a university alumnus, you share a special worldwide connection with over 70,000 fellow AMU and APU alumni. The benefits of college don’t end when you get your diploma in hand—we are committed to connecting, engaging, and uniting our alumni into a strong professional network. Here are some of the most requested benefits from our alumni.

Networking with Fellow Graduates and University Leadership

As an AMU or APU alumnus, you can connect with a large network of professionals who have also attended your school. You can attend our in-person events and join online professional groups to build long-term relationships.

We host a variety of networking opportunities, including the chance to join and to hold leadership positions within our professional organizations and clubs. You can also participate as a mentor in our peer mentoring program or serve as a University Ambassador.

In addition, you may connect with former classmates or make new connections in our online social networks. A good way to make new connections is to visit our AMU & APU Alumni Facebook page.

Accessing Career Services

Whether you’re making a career change or preparing for the next step in your career journey, the Career Services team can help. Career Services will provide you with valuable career information, advice, and guidance to achieve your professional goals in today’s diverse and global job market.

Career Services can help you connect with other students, alumni, and employers. Other resources and services include:

  • One-on-one career coaching
  • Access to virtual career fairs
  • Resume reviews and mock interviews by one of our expert team members
  • Access to Portfolium, the university’s new site for displaying your e-portfolios and networking

Enjoy Lifelong Access to the Trefry Library

Our Trefry Library offers many services that remain available to you after graduation. If you’re interested in learning more about topics such as interpreting circle graphs or the origins of World War II, browse our library articles and journals to see what catches your eye.

Continuing your education, but don’t know where to start in terms of research? We’ve got you covered. You can access the library through the alumni ecampus. Librarians are available every day.

Save Money though Our Alumni Discount Program

AMU and APU alumni have access to thousands of national and local discounts at restaurants, movie theaters, theme parks, retailers, and many other organizations through Abenity. After a simple signup process, you can download a mobile app with access to over 302,000 discounts.

You can get the link and access code through the alumni mobile ecampus under Alumni Services. For alumni who have returned for another program, contact alumni@apus.edu for access information.

Stay in Touch with University News through the Alumni Ecampus

We recently launched a new experience for alumni in the alumni ecampus. By gathering feedback and recommendations from graduates, we created a unique alumni experience that has just what graduates want to see in the ecampus.

Log into the ecampus using your student ID and password to check out the new features. You can learn about awards, recognition, and alumni perks, to name a few! The alumni ecampus puts alumni benefits front and center.

We are committed to connecting, engaging, and uniting our alumni into a strong professional network. You’ve worked hard to earn your degree, so take advantage of all the benefits, programs, and services tailored to keep you connected, engaged, and ahead of the curve! We love hearing from you, and we want to continue to recognize you for your hard work.

Enter Your Success Story for a Raffle Drawing for Prizes

Tell us how your degree has led you to be successful by submitting your story through an online form in the alumni ecampus. Stories shared now through August 31, 2017, will be eligible for a raffle drawing for exclusive alumni gear.

To submit your story, log into the alumni ecampus, go to “Alumni Services,” navigate to “University Forms” and click on “Share Your Alumni Successes.” Once you submit your story, you will be entered in our raffle for a chance to win a prize.

Are you a university alumnus who is in another program at AMU or APU? Contact alumni@apus.edu to share your story.

The winners will be announced on September 15, 2017, on our AMU & APU Alumni Facebook page and by email. Please be sure we have your current phone number and email address before you submit your story. Your contact information can be updated via your alumni ecampus.

About the Author

Melanie Conner is an Alumni Relations Outreach Liaison and Alumni Relations Coordinator who has worked at APUS since 2011. Previously, she was an English teacher at Piedmont Christian School. Melanie holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Mary Washington.



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