Alumni Blog

Your Alumni Benefits 2021

Posted by Seattle University Alumni Association on June 10, 2021 at 11:06 AM PDT

Once a Redhawk, always a Redhawk! The Seattle University Alumni Association is here to support you at every stage of your journey with a broad array of exciting, worthwhile and money-saving benefits.

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Professional Development

Redhawk Landing is your place to find a mentor or volunteer to mentor a student or fellow alum through short- or long-term engagements.

Career Coaching
You have unlimited access to career coaching appointments through the Career Engagement Center up to one year after graduation.

Career Workshops
Tools for Transition alumni career workshop and Career Conversations are offered throughout the year to support you in changing your career path and learning new professional skills. For our upcoming sessions, visit our Events page.

Build your network by connecting with nearly 9,000 alumni professionals on our LinkedIn group.

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Alumni Communities

GOLD – Graduates of the Last Decade
Seattle U GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) provides recent alumni connections to other alumni and the university through community gatherings, service opportunities and professional development. To stay updated on GOLD activities, follow GOLD on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Alumni Chapters and Affinity Groups
Join our alumni communities to build connections and benefit from the power of participating in an alumni network. Our many regional chapters, affinity groups and alliances engage alumni based on shared location, interests and identities.

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Lifelong Learning

Alumni Audit Program
Missing the classroom learning experience? As an alum, you can audit undergraduate courses for a nominal fee ($35 or $55 per course).

Library Access
SU alumni can check out books from the Lemieux Library. Access to the catalog is available from the library's website. 

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Spirit and Pride

Seattle U License Plates
Are you living in Washington State? Show your Redhawk pride and support student scholarships with a Seattle U license plate.

Seattle University Credit Card          
Seattle U alums, parents and friends are eligible to apply for the Seattle U Visa® Rewards credit card—the only credit card that supports the Seattle University Alumni Association with every purchase!

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Auto, Home and Rental Insurance
Seattle University alumni receive a discount on GEICO auto, home and rental insurance. Visit Geico’s Seattle University page  or call 1-800-368-2734 to find out how much you could save today! (Be sure to mention your affiliation with Seattle University to be eligible for the special savings.)

Medical, Life, Disability Insurance and More 
Our partner, the Alumni Insurance Program, provides comprehensive insurance offerings at money-saving group rates for medical, group term life insurance, disability, long term care and travel insurance.

Fitness Center Membership
As an alum of Seattle University, you can use the facilities at the Eisiminger Fitness Center and take fitness classes with an alumni gym membership.

Alumni visiting campus can take advantage of discounts at Seattle-area hotels including The Sorrento, The Crowne PlazaSilver Cloud Hotel (Broadway) and Springhill Suites. Mention your Seattle University alumni status to receive a discounted rate.

Jumpstart your professional development!

Posted by Seattle University Alumni Association on June 10, 2021 at 11:06 AM PDT

As you prepare to graduate, you are probably thinking about what’s next. Seattle University has two offerings to prepare you for your job search! 

Level Up Your LinkedIn

Hosted by the Seattle University Alumni Association

Exclusively for the Classes of 2020 and 2021, Level Up Your LinkedIn will help you optimize your LinkedIn profile to spotlight your most valuable skills and jumpstart your professional journey. Even if you're not looking for employment right now, this class can help you stay current, supporting your professional development for years to come.

Our popular career coach, Elizabeth Atcheson of Blue Bridge Consulting, will be presenting.

Tuesday, June 29
4-6 p.m. PDT
Online via Zoom

Here's what you'll get:

  • A clear understanding of why LinkedIn is so important and specifically what recruiters look for
  • Tips on using LinkedIn to build and strengthen your professional network
  • Advice on content for key sections including Headline, About, Experience, and Education
  • Perspective on your head shot and background photo – key elements to differentiate you
  • Specific advice for applying to jobs on LinkedIn and using Messaging to get into interview pools
  • A two-page worksheet to complete ahead of time and a detailed LinkedIn checklist

Career Kickstarter Camp

Hosted by the Seattle University Career Engagement Office

Graduates seeking jobs and internships are invited to a one-day conference to work on resumes, cover letters, interviewing and navigating the job market while networking and building community with their fellow Redhawk students and alumni. Registration is required.

Wednesday, June 23
10 a.m.-3 p.m. PDT
Online via Zoom