Network and Society Programming Ideas

PROGRAMMING IDEAS BY FOCUS AREA

Education/Professional Networking

• Speed Networking

• Business Card Exchange

• Dinner with a speaker

• Event around a professional conference

• Networking reception focused toward graduating seniors or recent grads

• Sponsor a training or conference/provide CEU's

• Professional roundtables

• Provide info on job opportunities

Alumni Outreach/Engagement

• Day at a park or zoo

• Play or Musical

• Athletic Event

• Reception in conjunction with an event

• Reunion activity

• Wine or beer tasting

• Book Club

• Wellness activities

Bring Alumni and Students Together

• Welcome back to school event or care package

• Exam week care package/survival kit

• Activity with students such as a cookout or pizza party

• Offer job shadowing or internships

• Resume development, mock interviewing

• Attend their events

• Joint service activities i.e. WSU Relay for Life

• Student liaison to the network/society

• Mentoring

• Assist in recruiting new students

Establish or Enhance Financial Support for the Alumni Association

• Direct/targeted appeal for scholarship donations

• Wine or beer tasting

• 50/50

• Silent auction

• Dine to donate at a local restaurant

• Sell items through a company with a percentage of sales donated i.e.: Pampered Chef, Pie Peddler

• Zumbathon

• Cook Off

• Raffle

• Golf outing

• Sell small items

Community Service

• WSU Relay for Life

• Make a Difference Day

• Donations for WSU Food Pantry

• Solicit donations or volunteer time for area charity

• Participate in established fundraiser for local charity

• Work together with a student group on a service project