Alumni’s expertise, experience, and connections matter beyond the geography in which they live. Integrating alumni into our core national programming is how we ensure opportunities based on issue-area expertise, and pull together alumni and students located in more isolated areas. At Roosevelt, we are looking for more avenues to integrate alumni into student programming, training, and opportunities. From our incubator series to 10 Ideas and beyond, alumni have countless ways to get involved in our programs.
See below for a list of programmatic opportunities and trainings, and click on the links below to get involved.
- Emerging Fellowship Thought Partners: Each fellow is paired with an alumni advisor who will work with them sporadically throughout the year on either soundboarding, strategizing, or reviewing the fellow’s content.
- Spring Incubator Thought Partners: Each project in the spring incubator is paired with an alumni advisor, who will help strategize with the project groups
- Financialization Incubator Thought Partners: Ideally, each financialization project is paired with an alumni advisor. Additionally, alumni can volunteer to lead financialization trainings.
- 10 Ideas Editors & Thought Partners: Each year, 10 Ideas is a way for alumni to connect to the work of current students through evaluating submissions, mentoring student projects, and more.
- Alumni Webinars: Alumni webinars are virtual professional development panels that draw upon our alumni’s experiences and skills. Offered throughout the academic year, they offer both a deep dive into a professional field and more general career advice for our students.
- Alumni Workshops: Alumni-driven workshops that focus on providing skills trainings and support for students. Workshops are remote opportunities that digitally connect students and alumni around a specific task or skill build.
- Alumni @ Hyde Park: The network’s annual gathering, Alumni @ Hyde Park, serves to create a parallel experience to students’ Hyde Park gathering—invigorating, refreshing, and motivating.
- Alumni @ Midyear: Every year, we invite alumni based in New York City to attend our midyear student leadership conference, where alumni can network with students and participate in programming.