There are nearly 10,000 alumni of Maxwell's graduate degree
programs, and another 16,000 who were undergraduate majors in a
social science program. They form an extended community — practically a clan — recognizable for their shared values and
Alumni connect with fellow alumni in the world of work. This is
true of all Maxwell alumni, but especially those of the
professional programs in public administration and international
affairs, who share prominence within government, NGOs, nonprofits,
and other public and quasi-public settings. Networking and
mentoring are common among them. Many new graduates report having
found their first post-Maxwell job from an alumnus.
To help maximize this interconnection, Maxwell's Office of
Alumni Relations coordinates regional events and online programs.
Gatherings are held in cities around the United States and
sometimes in key locations overseas. Some focus on social and
networking opportunities, others on community service and
Online opportunities for alumni are exploding. Maxwell's
LinkedIn group numbers 5,000 and counting; it is extremely active.
The School has a presence also on Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress,
as well as other blogs and social sites. Alumni Relations' own
website allows alumni to update their bios, and to pursue or offer
employment via Maxwell's career-development program.
Taken as a whole, membership in the community of alumni emerges as
one of the great, intangible benefits of a Maxwell education.