February Update from Your Assistant Vice President
Posted by Amanda Kelly on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 8:13 AM PST
Dear Alumni -
We are two months into the new year and I am proud to say that the Seattle University alumni network is growing stronger every day! I'm very pleased to report that in the two short months of this year we have launched more alumni events than ever before. Whether you have already attended one, like the Downtown Alumni breakfast, a pregame rally at KeyArena, an alumni happy hour or the alumni career workshop on campus, there are many options for you to enjoy. We have listened to your input, which led us to plan our first ever Alumni Day of Service on April 21st, and the 15th Anniversary celebration of the award winning Chapel of St. Ignatius. And, don't forget to join us for the 27th annual Alumni Awards on April 17! We have an amazing slate of alumni that we will be honoring this year and we hope you will join us to celebrate!
We have been working diligently to improve and grow the SU alumni presence online and your input helped outline improvements to our web presence and online network. To that end, the Seattle U Alumni network on LinkedIn has more than 4,457 members, our SU Alumni Facebook page has grown to more than 1,850 fans and we are growing toward 500 followers on Twitter. I can't stress those numbers enough - whether you are an alum or current student, the Seattle University alumni network is the best place to make connections for social and professional development.
Speaking of professional development, we just completed the most successful Internship Fair last week with increased employer participation from 28 to 41 and increased student participation from 283 to 447! In addition, we are well on our way to delivering on two significant events in partnership with Career Services: the alumni career workshop in March and the Career Expo on April 11.
When I started last June I outlined our vision of being a world class alumni relations office and presence for Seattle University. In December I outlined my immediate goals and we have been hard at work building out the plan in support of this vision.
It is a new day in alumni relations at SU and we have a lot to look forward to this year!
Susan Vosper, '90, '10