Alumni and Friends

Strengthen your bonds with Albers. Discover opportunities to give back to the school and support the next generation of ethical leaders.

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Albers: Educating the next generation of business leaders

Since 1947, the Albers School of Business and Economics has graduated thousands of successful and notable alumni. Our graduates are known for inspiring professionalism and dedication to transform the world for the better, both in their companies and in their communities.

You can stay connected and get involved with Albers—we are stronger with your involvement. Whether you are seeking to mentor the next generation of Albers students toward successful careers, participate in an advisory board role, or are looking to attend an event, we look forward to connecting with you.

Ways to be involved with Albers

Discover the many ways you can make a difference

Your support enhances the experience of Albers students, grows important programs, and supports faculty in teaching and research. Using the donation form, you can designate your gift to and fund in Albers. If you have questions or are interested in estate gifts, gift annuities, transferring stock or another form of support, contact Christie Cotterill at or 206-296-6139.

You know the quality of an Albers degree. Why not hire someone with the same strong business background and commitment to service? Whether for an internship or a full-time job, with an Albers graduate you will get a dedicated employee who will become a leader not only in your organization, but also in your community.

Post job and internship opportunities. Participate in Career Fairs.

Interested in recruiting on campus? Contact the Albers Career Center at or 206-296-5687.

The Albers Career Center is the only college-dedicated career center in Seattle University. Among its many services that you can be a part of:

  • Albers Mentor Program. Consider giving back to Albers through mentoring a student.
  • Events with students. Help prepare students for their futures with resume reviews, mock interviews, and networking events.
  • Albers Wardrobe. We offer a wardrobe of new or gently used business professional clothing items for students who need clothes for interviews, internships, and new jobs.

Contact the Albers Career Center at or 206-296-5687 to get involved.

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center builds and nourishes the entrepreneurial spirit in our students. Below are just two ways in which you can get involved:

The Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition

Prominent early-stage company investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders from the Seattle area judge the business plans and presentations throughout the competition. Prior winners have launched actual ventures that have successfully raised more than $4 million in initial capital. Participate as a contestant, mentor a current team, or join an esteemed panel of judges.

Jones Idea Challenge

This reverse pitch competition features companies what share a business challenge and undergraduate student groups brainstorm solutions. These solutions are pitched back to the company judges and students with the best ideas win cash prizes. Participate as a featured company or mentor a student team.

There are multiple advisory boards that seek alumni and local business leaders to share their expertise and bring industry knowledge to Albers. Contact Christie Cotterill at or 206-296-6139 to learn more if you are interested in exploring this opportunity.


The Resource Amplification & Management Program (RAMP-Up) is a unique, experiential learning environment that works with underserved local businesses in Seattle’s Central Area and surrounding neighborhoods. Teams of highly-trained students and coaches partner with these businesses so they can augment their capacity to remain, grow, and thrive in the neighborhood. Volunteer as a coach, sponsor a team, or donate funds for more client relationship manager interns to serve more businesses.

Summer Business Institute

The Summer Business Institute is a summer business residency program for high school students. The program provides youth of African American, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American Indigenous, Pacific Islander, and South Asian racial and ethnic identities the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship, data visualization, and other business concepts. Volunteer your company for team projects and exclusive visits.

Classroom Participation

Ready to share your business expertise? Speak to an Albers class. Contact Christie Cotterill at or 206-296-6139 to discuss classroom speaking opportunities.

Albers sponsors numerous activities throughout the year including the Albers Executive Speaker Series, Founder Fridays, and many other events. To find an upcoming event, check out our homepage for an up-to-date list of what's going on in Albers. Contact Christie Cotterill at or call 206-296-6139 if you have questions about an upcoming event.

Alumni Network

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Engage with fellow alumni

Stay in the loop and connected with your fellow Albers alumni.

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Give to Albers

There are many ways to shape your legacy, from mentoring students to giving a gift for scholarships or programs.

Albers Alumni Contact

Christie Cotterill

Director of Development

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