Explore Different Careers with the Student Alumni Association

Are you looking for an organization on campus that will help you learn about a variety of different majors and career paths while building necessary interpersonal skills? Consider joining the Student Alumni Association to explore career opportunities, network with alumni, and build lasting relationships with current students and staff! 

This organization is open to any undergraduate or graduate student at UConn. The only requirement is that you have a deep appreciation and commitment to UConn. However, there is incentive to attend meetings and events. Active members are eligible to take part in member retreats, receive rewards, and will be invited to the SAA’s annual pinning ceremony! 

Beyond networking, this would be a great experience to highlight on your resume. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skillset by planning networking events that will help students connect with the UConn Alumni Community. Some of the key events that you could help plan are networking nights, Jonathan’s Birthday celebration, and the notorious annual OOzeball tournament. The SAA also organizes the Care Package Program for residential students and works closely with the UConn Foundation to keep tradition alive at UConn. 

Additionally, if you are looking to get some leadership experience, look no further. Students can serve on the E-Board of this club, which gives them the unique opportunity to mentor other students! No matter what career path you are interested in, there is a leadership position available for you in the SAA. Some positions include President, VP of Communications, VP of Programming, and VP of Membership.  

Want to learn more? Follow the SAA on Instagram (@uconnsaa), visit their website (see link above), or reach out to the organization via email (saa@uconnalumni.com).  

Ready to join the club? The SAA meets every Thursday night at 6PM on Zoom. The meeting link can be found on their website.  

Photo courtesy of Alexis Abbotts/Student Alumni Association 

By Brynne Bergen
Brynne Bergen