Alumni Association Seeks Greater Student Involvement

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The Alumni Association of UCSF (AAUCSF) will offer more social and networking opportunities this year, as a way to increase its presence in campus life.

Membership in AAUCSF is open to all 35,000-plus degree-holding graduates of UCSF, as well as approximately 20,000 current and past trainees at UCSF, including staff, residents, fellows, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, and faculty. All alumni automatically become lifelong members.

AAUCSF’s goal is to advance the interests of UCSF by supporting a strong community among its alumni.

Students are invited to take part in our social and networking opportunities, and the Alumni Association is seeking increased student involvement in its various programs, including:

Events:

  • UCSF Alumni Weekend 2012 - This event attracted more than 1,800 guests in April. The 2013 Alumni Weekend is scheduled for April 25-27. All UCSF alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends are invited to celebrate at our annual reunion weekend. This year, in conjunction with Student Services, AAUCSF is offering an inaugural “Zero Year Reunion” for graduating students and trainees on April 25 at Parnassus, to follow the Last Lecture.
  • Regional events across the country
 - Regions include Boston, Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington DC.
  • UCSF receptions at professional meetings and conferences Professional meetings include the Society for Neuroscience, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, American Anthropological Association, American Society for Cell Biology, and JP Morgan.
  • Social events for students and alumni
 - Past events have included a Giants Game and Tailgate, happy hours and more.

Networking & Career Opportunities:

  • UCSF Alumni groups on LinkedIn and Facebook
 - Visit www.ucsfalumni.org/socialmedia for more information.
  • Alumni & Student Career Advisory Networks - UCSF alumni from various schools and programs have already volunteered to offer current students and trainees career advice and guidance through UCSF’s Career Advisory Network. For more information on how to get connected, call the Office of Career & Professional Development at (415) 476-4986.

Benefits:

  • Alumni e-mail forwarding account:yourname@alumni.ucsf.edu can be forwarded to the personal email account of your choice.
  • UC Extension Courses:
UCSF alumni receive a discount on extension courses at all UC campuses. 
  • Fitness & Recreation Center discounts:
UCSF alumni are eligible for a special membership rate at the Bakar Fitness and Recreation Center and at the Millberry Fitness & Recreation Center.
  • Privileges at UC Libraries and Access to the ProQuest Digital Research Library:
Free library privileges at UCSF’s Kalmanovitz Library and access to ProQuest, a subscription-based digital collection of thousands of peer-reviewed journals, magazines, and newspapers licensed by the UCSF Library for the alumni community.
  • Travel Discounts:
Participating hotels and services include: Club Quarters, InterContinental Hotel, Rental Cars and Choice Hotels, and Alumni Travel Programs.
  • Financial Programs:
Partners include Geico and Golden 1 Credit Union.

Each professional school, as well as the Graduate Division, has its own alumni association to serve and to represent the interests of its graduates.  AAUCSF and each school’s alumni association offer separate and complementary services and programs.

The AAUCSF  website, www.ucsfalumni.org, contains up-to-date information on events, networking and career opportunities, benefits, and more.

If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact alumni@support.ucsf.edu.

Link: www.ucsfalumni.org
E-mail: alumni@support.ucsf.edu
Telephone:  Office of Career & Professional Development (415) 476-4986