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Start A Connection…Get Involved Today

As SPEA alumni and supporters, your continued involvement is important to maintain SPEA’s status as a national leader. SPEA is proud to offer opportunities to share your expertise with today’s students. Each is a chance to provide invaluable connections for our students and personally rewarding experiences for you. Learn more below and sign up here!

Share your professional experiences: Career Mentors
Mentor a SPEA student through SPEA’s one-on-one program. Alumni mentors will have the chance to review students’ applications, choose a compatible mentee, and establish a one-year mentor relationship. This is a unique opportunity for a career professional to guide a student in defining his/her aspirations and career path. Read more about program expectations and goals.

Share your network: Internships and Job Leads
Help identify internship and job opportunities and possibly create an internship for a SPEA student at your organization or another employer. By lending your network to SPEA, the Career Development Office can expand its employer outreach and provide students with increased opportunities. Share your referral through the internship and job leads form.

Share your advice: Career Insights Series and LinkedIn Career Advice
Volunteer to meet with students for mock or informational interviews, career advice and networking tips. Do your travels bring you near Bloomington or Indianapolis? There may be an opportunity to meet with students. Otherwise, technology such as video conferencing can allow for virtual meetings. Learn more.

Also, join the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Career Advice LinkedIn subgroup. Members serve as informal advisors and answer questions via LinkedIn that students (and alumni) may have about SPEA and career options in their desired field(s).

Share your IU experience: Alumni Ambassadors for Student Recruitment
Recruit high-performing undergraduate and graduate students to SPEA! Be a role model by embodying the professional implications of a SPEA degree. You can serve as an ambassador by contacting prospective students, making introductions to high schools, attending college fairs, and collaborating with current student ambassadors. Learn more about these opportunities and time commitments.

Interested in one or all of these opportunities? Let us know by signing up here!  

Questions? Contact Aliza Cazzell, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations acazzell@indiana.edu or 812-856-0597.