What does the Alumni Committee aim to do? Why does it exist?
Our committee runs to connect our global alumni to St. Andrews and also current students with alumni. The sense of community at St. Andrews is something which the university prides itself on, and we want to ensure that this feeling can be sustained during your time as a student, and throughout your life afterwards. With such an impressive cohort of alumni year upon year, this committee wants to ensure that St. Andrews can continue to give back to them and that they can help current students wherever possible. Whether it be through career advice, inspiring students with talks, or even life advice, we feel that our alumni are an invaluable part of this university even if they are not here in person.
What is this years aim?
The main aim this year is to focus on career advice in a whole range of areas. We want to extend the opportunities for students to discover career paths in areas other than the mainstream graduate roles. By collaborating with societies and other subcommittees we will be setting up events open to all to allow ideas to form and networking to happen (over free wine, of course!) Building upon the success of last years mentorship programme through SaintConnect we want to publicise this opportunity more and increase engagement with it from both students and alumni alike. The programme runs like a professional device scheme whereby alumni and students are paired together based upon interests and future goals. We will also have our annual Alumni Festival Weekend In semester 2, which we work with the Development Office to put on. This event is not just for alumni, and incorporates a huge variety of different societies and sports clubs.
Olivia is the Alumni Officer for 2018-2019 and works with a wonderful subcommittee. Please feel free to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org