Our goal is to help facilitate meaningful connections between students and alumni for professional networking opportunities and mentoring. This may be through a one-time conversation that helps provide guidance, a long-term mentoring relationship, or anything in between.
Examples of reasons to reach out to an alumni connection:
Drury alumni are found in a wide range of fields all across the world. They are eager to connect with students and assist in various ways! Alumni Connections can be a valuable resource, supporter, and guide whether serving as a short or long-term mentor
How Do I Connect?
Students can complete a connection request form at any time throughout the year, indicating the reason for desiring an Alumni Connection, career fields or industries of interest, campus activities, geographic locations, etc. Connections are based on determining the best fit for desired goals by the offices of Advancement and Career Planning & Development.
*Expect a response from Career Planning & Development within a few weeks with information on how to connect with a Drury alum.
What can I expect?
Length of connection, conversations and activities are determined by mutual agreement between the student and alumnus. Since you and your Alumni Connection decide how and when you connect, you build and grow the connection the way that works best for both of you. The Alumni and Career Planning & Development teams serve as resources to help maintain these connections and have provided tips and ideas below.
Tips for being a good Student Connection include: