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Interact

The Maxwell School has a robust online social media presence designed with students in mind.  We need alumni, like you, to be active and connected in these spaces to expose students to the possibilities afforded by a Maxwell degree. Consider joining LinkedIn, SectorConnect or hosting a Twitter Chat and share your expertise with our students and your fellow alumni.

Visit

Panels and Brown Bags: Interested in visiting campus and meeting with students? Return to campus to share with students the valuable lessons you've learned in your career. Small stipends are offered to offset costs and students greatly appreciate the real world perspective only alumni can provide. Contact Norma Shannon at nshannon@maxwell.syr.edu to determine if a visit can be arranged.

Advise

Meet with Admitted Students: Please let us know if you would be willing to meet with students in your region or country. This is our way of showcasing alumni networks across the country and giving the admitted student another face to face contact about Maxwell. It also allows the admitted students in different areas to connect with other future classmates.

Refer a Student: Maxwell graduates are one of our most important tools for recruiting the next generation of Maxwell students. If you know of students who want to learn more about graduate programs in public administration & international affairs or who would be a great fit for Maxwell, please let us know!

Mentor: We encourage all alumni willing to share their experience, expertise, and advise with students to join Sector Connect. You also may wish to consider joining Syracuse University's 'Cuse Connect LinkedIn group.

Lead

Sponsor an Alumni Event: Maxwellians across the globe enjoy the opportunity to reconnect and revisit their days at Maxwell. Sponsoring a small gathering with a speaker and light refreshments is a great way to meet alumni in your area. Hosting an event includes finding a location suitable for minimum attendance of 15 people, identifying a speaker and working with Maxwell staff on invitations and refreshments.

Manage a Group: Maxwell will soon be hosting class years, affinity groups and regional groups online. Please let us know if you're interested in managing one of these online groups.

If you are interested in managing a group or hosting an event, please contact us at alum@maxwell.syr.edu. Also visit our regional group pages to see what's already going on near you.

Sponsor an Internship: Internship experience at the graduate level helps students recognize how coursework can be applied in the work environment and, in turn, they can bring those applied experiences back to the classroom to foster a greater understanding of their academic material.