Alumni: The Benefits of Attending a University Don't Stop after Graduation
Come to our next Virtual Coffee Hour at 3 p.m. ET on May 23!
By Melanie Conner
Alumni Affairs Liaison, APUS
Congratulations on completing your degree program! Welcome to #AMU4life and #APU4life.
Now that you’re an alumnus of AMU or APU, you share a special worldwide connection with more than 77,000 fellow alumni. Your benefits don’t end when you get your diploma. We are committed to creating a strong, professional network for you that lasts for the rest of your life.
We take pride in what we do, and we aim to be a primary connection between the university and its alumni by developing a lifelong emotional connection. Here are some ways that we can connect with you across the university.
Networking Events with Other Alumni and University Leaders
You can attend our in-person networking events to give you the chance to meet with other professionals. We hold monthly virtual coffee hours, where you can network with fellow alumni and stay up to date on university news.
Our next virtual coffee hour is May 23 at 3 p.m. ET, and we hope to see you there. Krystle Gladu, our manager of University Events, will host this month’s coffee hour and will chat about our 2018 commencement ceremony.
Also, there are multiple online networking opportunities. Join one of our professional organizations or clubs and you may get the opportunity to hold a leadership position. You can also serve as a mentor in our peer mentoring program or as a University Ambassador.
We provide opportunities to connect with former classmates or make new connections through our online social networks. We are active on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Career Services Provides Extra Assistance to Alumni
Whether you’re changing careers or getting ready for the next step in your career journey, you can ask our expert Career Services team for assistance. They will provide you with useful career information, advice, and guidance to achieve your professional goals in today’s diverse, global job market.
Career Services helps you connect with other students, alumni, and employers. Other resources and services include:
- Career coaching on a one-to-one basis
- Virtual career fairs
- Resume reviews
- Mock interviews
- Portfolium, the university’s site for displaying your e-portfolios and networking
Trefry Library Remains Available after Graduation
Do you love to read or do research, or are you looking for a book recommendation? The Trefry Library offers many services that are accessible even after you graduate.
As an alumnus, you retain access to books and ebooks, subscription databases, research guides, and our librarians’ expertise. There is also an alumni page in the library dedicated to bringing you the most relevant news.
Alumni Discount Program Saves You Money
Through Abenity, AMU and APU alumni have access to thousands of national and local discounts. These discounts apply at restaurants, movie theaters, theme parks, retailers, and many other organizations.
Signing up for the discount is simple and only takes a short time. After you sign up, you can download a mobile app with access to over 302,000 discounts.
The link and access code are available in the alumni mobile ecampus under Alumni Services. For alumni who have returned for another program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for access information.
Alumni Ecampus Keeps You Up to Date with the Latest News
Our AMU and APU alumni ecampuses help you to stay informed about alumni news, milestones, and university news. They offer you access to your student files and forms when you need them. Don’t forget to check out the alumni awards and perks.
Also, feel free to share your news with us via the “Share Your Alumni Successes” feature.
Be sure to take advantage of all the benefits, programs, and services tailored for our alumni. We love hearing from our alumni and we want to continue to recognize you for your hard work and effort.
About the Author
Melanie Conner is an Alumni Affairs Liaison 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.