Associate Director, Alumni Engagement
I plan meaningful opportunities for alumni to stay engaged or reengage with Pepperdine University.
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Day to Day
At Pepperdine, Alumni Relations is about engagement. I spend a lot of my time focused on figuring out what alumni want. Events are my primary way of engaging alumni so I plan multiple events to achieve this. Before an event I see where there are large populations of alumni, find an existing event in that area or create one, market these events to alumni, follow up with registrants, host the event, and do post event follow up with attendees.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
Meet the people doing the job you want to do. Ask to job shadow or for an informational meeting over coffee. In general, people love talking about themselves and what they do, take advantage of this and soak in what people have to tell you.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:
Counseling and College Student Development