Want to stay involved with St. Ambrose and use your talents and expertise to help today's students? Check out the many different ways you can donate your time and talent to make a difference at St. Ambrose.
Some of our most popular volunteer offerings are done in partnership with our Admissions and Career Center. You can check out those details below.
If you'd like to help with something else, like a reunion, event, RAGBRAI, or be considered for a volunteer board position (like the Alumni Association or Wine Festival committee), please contact the Alumni Office for details.
Near or far, you can volunteer for St. Ambrose
It doesn't matter where life takes you, we have a volunteer opportunity for everyone. You can write postcards or share Ambrose stories if you're short on time. We need help across the country to assist at our college fairs and other events. Check out the list below to see how you can join our 1,000 other alumni who volunteer for St. Ambrose!
Our students could use your advice and wisdom! The Career Center and Alumni Office have partnered to start a new social media campaign called #AmbrosianAdvice. Your advice could be featured on any of our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat)!
Here's how it works:
1. Download this postcard.
2. Digitally fill out or print and write your Ambrosian Advice to our newest generation of Bees.
3. If you print the postcard, please take a picture of yourself holding it!
4. Email your response (or photo) with your name, grad year and major to Danielle at SpenglerDanielle@sau.edu. We'll post it on social media throughout the year!
Looking for a meaningful, yet lightweight engagement opportunity? Help our students bridge the gap between college and career by signing up as a career advisor through The BeeConnection. This networking tool allows alumni to share advice and tips with students regarding career prep, such as internship and job shadowing possibilities. Once you've signed up, students will be able to view your profile and reach out to you!
The next Career Boot Camp is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19.
Alumni are needed to conduct speed mock interviews, as well as resume and LinkedIn profile reviews at Boot Camp. The event is typically held from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM in the St. Ambrose Rogalski Ballroom, but you can choose when you're available! If you'd like to be added to the contact list, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.
Please bring information on your company/organization to the event to hand out to students. It is a great opportunity for you to market your company/organization to the talent here at SAU.
Career Fairs allow students the opportunities to meet employers face-to-face and tell them how hiring you can benefit their company or organization. Alumni can get involved by recruiting for their own company or using the fairs to further their own personal network!
See more information about ProFair and the Health Sciences Fair!
Have an internship or job available and want to hire an Ambrose student or graduate (because you know how awesome they are)? Post a job now through our online portal, BeeCareers.
You can help provide practice interview experience for current education students during Group Mock Interviews.
For more information and to sign up, please contact Tricia Zinger in the Education Department.
The evening begins with a networking and etiquette speaker, followed by dinner where students can network with alumni. Our next dinner is scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2020, and will take place in the Rogalski Center.
Alumni are invited to attend the speaker presentation, but can choose to attend the dinner portion only. If you're interested in networking with students and allowing them to practice their etiquette skills, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form to be added to our contact list.
Are you a manager or Human Resources professional? Each spring, we need your help and expertise to assist students in the negotiation practice portion of our Salary Negotiation workshop. Spend about 30 minutes working directly with one or two students to role play a salary negotiation conversation. Scripts are provided! Our next event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
If you're interested in volunteering for this event, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form and we'll add you to our contact list!
Recruit New Students
Alumni across the country can help recruit students by representing SAU at their local college fairs. Check back to see our 2020 spring volunteer opportunties.
From October through March, we need alumni volunteers to send postcards to prospective students to congratulate them on their acceptance to SAU. It's a great way to make a difference from the comfort of your own home, and we'll send you all the supplies!
If you're interested, please see our Volunteer Interest Form to sign up.
This is an informational and fun event for Chicago-area high school students who want to learn more about SAU. During this fall event, a panel of SAU faculty, staff, students, and alumni (this is where you come in) answer questions from prospective students and their families.
Our next SAUinCHI event will take place in Fall 2020. If you'd like to be added to the contact list, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.
These councils are comprised of alumni from various backgrounds who provide their real-world expertise to enhance the programs at St. Ambrose.
Currently, the following Alumni Advisory Councils are in place: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Health and Human Services, Athletics, Campus Ministry, Communications, Computer Science, Engineering, Philanthropy, and Student Affairs.
Council members are personally selected based on a range of criteria. For more information regarding these councils, please contact Dan Haverkamp.
You can join the network of Ambrosians who share stories via social media. You'll receive one or two emails a month with a story to share. Some stories might be news from campus while other months might have a photo essay. Together, we keep alumni connected to St. Ambrose!
For more information and to sign up, please contact Wendy Pondell in the Alumni Office.
Each year, Ambrosians give back to their communities on our annual Day of Service, which takes place in the fall. If you are interested in hosting a location near you, please visit the Ambrosian Day of Service page for more details.
With the help of alumni from all over the country, Ambrosians from across the nation will gather together to toast their alma mater on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Each year, alumni host a location in their area, resulting in nearly 30 locations.
Responsiblities of the host include, but are not limited to, the following:
Reserve a venue in your area to host BEE Happy Hour.
Recruit alumni volunteers to help support the event; serve as contact for volunteers.
Encourage attendance by calling and/or emailing alumni in your area.
"Like", "Share" & "Comment" on BEE Happy Hour communications and share our e-blasts and website information to alumni in your area to help increase participation.
Arrange food and beverages with your selected venue.
Attend BEE Happy Hour for your location from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Take photos during your BEE Happy Hour.
Send the check-in sheet, bee in touch forms, receipt and photos to the Alumni Engagement Office within one week of the event.
If you are interested in hosting location near you, please complete the Bee Happy Hour Interest Form.
The Athletics Team Captain program assists with outreach to fellow alumni and friends. Ideally, each captain will represent a decade, era or demographic of alumni for their sport. In this capacity they will help facilitate individual outreach to fellow alumni as well as assisting with overall promotion of athletics.
The goal is to sustain a strong and consistent level of engagement with alumni to ensure that they continue to support the ongoing success of SAU's 29 athletics teams.
Have any questions or interested in joining the team? Contact Adam Hutton.