Your involvement doesn't have to stop after graduation--you can still stay connected to the work and mission of the Ford School an an alum. Whatever your interest or availability, you can find a rewarding route to becoming the kind of active alum who benefits from connections long after graduation.
Share your career expertise with current students
- Review student cover letters and resumes.
- Conduct mock interviews at the Ford School, at your office, or via Skype or Google Hangout.
- Serve as a panelist or reception table host on the annual Washington, DC career exploration trip.
- Be an alum-in-residence, making a half-day commitment to the Ford School to offer professional development support for current students through resume reviews, mock interviews, career conversations, or office hours.
- Host a career conversation, in person or via Skype or Google Hangout, for a small group of Ford School students.
- Coordinate with your organization to partner with the Ford School on an Applied Policy Seminar Project.
Hire Ford School students
- Send job and internship postings from your organization to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Host interns to conduct policy-relevant work for your organization and mentor them during their ten-week stay.
- Pass MPP/MPA resume and internship books along to hiring managers at your organization.
Recruit Ford School students
- Attend a graduate school fair with Ford School staff and offer your insights on the Ford School and University of Michigan difference.
- Promote the Ford School to your interested colleagues, friends, and associates.
- Post recruitment information in your organization. (The Ford School can provide you with flyers.)
- Host a brown bag recruiting session at your organization.
- Attend upcoming Ford School events like The Centennial Reunion (Oct 31-Nov 1, 2014), the Washington, DC Networking Reception (Feb 5, 2015), Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day (July 9, 2015), and more.
- Host a Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day in your city.
- Vote in the Alumni Board elections each fall.
- Run for the Alumni Board when eligible.
- Nominate an alum for the Neil Staebler Award.
- Join the U-M Alumni Association.
- Buy, display, wear, and carry Ford School swag.
Make a gift
- Make a gift to support students and policy engagement during the Ford School's next century campaign.
Keep informed, and keep us informed
- Join the Ford School's LinkedIn and Facebook groups.
- Follow @fordschool on Twitter.
- Read Ford School publications like 'the feed' and State & Hill.
- View and download photos from the Ford School's Flicker albums.
- Share your good news by submitting Class Notes to State & Hill.
- Update your contact information each time you move, change jobs, or get a promotion.
For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Elisabeth Johnston at email@example.com.