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Introducing New Alumni Programming and Initiatives

Saints Being Saints
Saints Being Saints is a mentoring program sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Career and Internship Center, which pairs Marymount alumni with current students. The program’s goal is to give students the opportunity to establish a connection with alums working in their chosen field. Students participating in this program gain insight and understanding from an insider’s perspective through one-on-one interaction with their alumni mentors, special networking receptions, job shadowing, and company visits. Since it was launched last semester, Saints Being Saints has already paired a significant number of students with alumni in a variety of fields.

Alumna Theresa Simonds Casselman, MS ’04, a senior manager with Deloitte, tells why she decided to become a mentor:

“I was the first in my family to graduate from college, let alone graduate school, so I didn’t have too many role models or resources for career advice. I hope that I can help students just embarking on their careers, since networking is a huge part of both landing and keeping that dream job. I feel very fortunate to have my Marymount graduate degree, and I know that I would not have my position at Deloitte without the education and experiences I gained at Marymount. Also, getting to know current students helps me keep up on the latest trends in academics, technology, and social networking. To retain and succeed in that dream job, you have to learn how to grow and keep your skills current. I think programs like this help both the students and the alumni mentors.”

Alumni Admissions Ambassadors
With vision from the Alumni Association Board, the offices of Admissions and Alumni Relations have created a new program offering opportunities for alumni in various parts of the country to become involved with current and future MU students. Alumni volunteers will attend college fairs and talk with prospective students, write letters and make phone calls to admitted students, and assist with Campus Visit Days and Open Houses. Opportunities will be available throughout the year, making it easy to find one that fits into your schedule.

Interested alums will be asked to fill out a questionnaire and may be called for a brief phone interview.

Calling all recent graduates! If you earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from Marymount in the past 10 years, you are MU GOLD! Since 2001, Marymount has seen incredible strides: steadily increasing enrollments, the introduction of cutting-edge academic programs and exciting new student-life initiatives, and the construction of the 26th Street project. MU GOLD hopes to carry the excitement and community of Marymount far beyond the boundaries of Glebe Road. This organization is more than events and programs; it is a way to stay connected to your MU experience.

MU GOLD offers great opportunities, including three annual events specifically designed for young alumni, discounts on all Homecoming activities and Portfolio in Motion cocktail reception tickets, and events and activities to promote networking and create memories with your fellow young alums.

Learn more here, and save the date for the first event of the 2011–12 year, taking place September 17!