Alumni Updates

SOM Alumni Support Students’ Learning and Careers

Throughout the fall, several School of Management alumni have returned to campus and added to the academic experience of current students buy engaging with them in the classroom. This has been part of the school’s effort increase alumni engagement and provide students with the opportunity to create relationships with successful alumni. These engagement opportunities have been largely in the form of alumni career panels or “guest lecture/Q &As”.  The events have been great successes and school is looking for more alumni to participate in several upcoming activities. 

Career Panels
The career panels held this fall have provided alumni a platform to share tips on networking, work-life balance, and much more. The interactive events have created a new way for current students to learn from alumni about how to overcome academic and professional challenges as they prepare for life after graduation.  The SOM specific panels follow a series of successful panels that have been hosted across campus for all students.   

“Alumni Career Panels are becoming very popular across the campus and we are excited to see SOM hosting them in several of their classrooms,” said UM-Flint Alumni Relations Manager, Brent Nickola.  These panels are a very approachable volunteer experience for alumni that take no training and don’t have a long-term volunteer commitment.  The alumni come in, give some great practical advice to the students and network with other alumni.  Everybody wins.”

Lunch & Learn
In addition to being members of panels, several SOM alumni have been invited into classes to share more in-depth and focused looks at their individual paths to success. Recently, the Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has hosted a “Lunch and Learn” series where alumni entrepreneurs visit classrooms to deliver motivating speeches to students, discuss business technicalities learned beyond the classroom, and partake in a question and answer segment. This fall, Sarah Razak shared her experience as owner and operator of Gémeaux Macarons, with students and faculty. The series has been very popular with students.

“The Lunch and Learn series has provided School of Management students an open and comfortable environment to talk to entrepreneurs who have experienced the same types of doubt and confusion when starting their business,” says Marketing Senior Nick Matthies. “As business students, we read about success stories, but being able to meet with and have an open conversation with successful entrepreneurs who started on the same campus is really powerful.”

Opportunities For You
If you are interested in participating in efforts to enhance the student experience for SOM students, there are several opportunities in the upcoming months. View the School of Management's upcoming events for more information. Also, see our Volunteer tab.

 

Alumni Benefits

UM-Flint graduates automatically receive a free one year membership to the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan (AAUM)! We encourage you to take advantage of the benefits associated with this membership, and look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events. Should you have any questions about your membership contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni-relations@umflint.edu or by calling (810) 424-5450.
 

Computer Services - Keep Your Email and Computer Access:

Alumni will receive 2 years of email free after graduation and are eligible to purchase an account, storage, and email services after the initial 2 years. For detailed information visit the ITS website, and for questions, please call (810) 762-3123.  To purchase an alumni account please visit the ITS Store.  Alumni accounts can only be purchased by degree-holding alumni. 

 

Alumni Scholarship for Excellence:
The Alumni Scholarhip for Excellence was established to recognize academic achievement of dependent children, spouses or grandchildren of alumni. The scholarship is a non-renewable award. Students enrolled full-time in a degree program, whose parent, spouse or grandparent received an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of Michigan-Flint are eligible. A 3.5 GPA is required with a minimum of 30 credits completed. Interviews by alumni may be required. For application details, visit the Office of Financial Aid, or call  (810) 762-3444.
 

Library:
The Frances Willson Thompson Library is open to the general public and alumni are welcome to make use of all resources. Alumni may also purchase a 1-year borrower card ($125) to check out materials in the main collections in Flint, Dearborn, and Ann Arbor Libraries.  Borrower cards do not allow access to online electronic resources.  The U-M Alumni Association offers off-campus access to selected electronic resources as a benefit of a paid association membership.  If you are interested in a borrowing card contact the UM-Flint Thompson Library Circulation Desk at (810) 762-3400.  For details about access to online resources, see the Alumni Association’s website.
 

Golf Courses:
The University of Michigan Golf Course is open to all University of Michigan Alumni. The course was designed in the late 1920s by Alister MacKenzie, one of golf's all-time greatest architects. Proof of graduation is required. For a tee time, contact the golf course directly at (734) 615-GOLF.
 

University of Michigan Athletic Tickets:
If you are interested in purchasing single game tickets, season tickets, or group tickets, we can help.  Contact our office staff with your specific athletic ticket requests at 810-424-5450.
 

Room Rental Discount:
Hosting a special event? Alumni qualify for discounts on room rentals in several of our facilities.  To find out more about room discounts, visit our Special Events for Alumni page or call Event and Building Services at (810)762-3436.
 

UM-Flint Recreation Center:
UM-Flint Alumni are eligible to purchase discounted memberships to the UM-Flint Recreation Center. For more information on alumni pricing, special programs, and Recreation Center features, visit their website.
 

Signature Events:
Throughout the year, the UM-Flint Alumni Relations department hosts several signature events to celebrate alumni success, raise schoarship funds for students, and rally around our sports teams. These events include Go Blue on the Bricks, football and basketball game watching parties, speaker series, theatre events and more. For an event schedule and details, contact Brent Nickola at bnickola@umflint.edu or call (810) 424-5450.
 

Transcripts and Diploma Replacement:
Lost your diploma or need a copy of your transcripts?  Visit our Registrar’s website to find the forms you will need.

Career Resources

Services provided to alumni:
  • Individual career advising
  • Resume and cover letter assistance
  • Career and industry exploration
  • Assistance locating internships and job openings
  • Interview preparation
  • Career workshops on a variety of topics

 

POST A JOB OR INTERNSHIP TO SOM STUDENTS AND ALUMNI - IT'S EASY!

  1. Online: manage your own posting by registering for UM-Flint Career Connection, or
  2. Complete and submit the Job Description, or
  3. Email: anriggs@umflint.edu

POST AN OPPORTUNITY NOW  

 

SOM ALUMNI APPLY FOR A JOB!

APPLY NOW

 

Contact Antonio Riggs, Student Service Coordinator
P: 810-237-6680
E: anriggs@umflint.edu

Volunteer

Did the School of Management make an impact on your life or career?

As an alumni, your engagement and involvement are essential components in strengthening the School of Management’s network and success. Volunteering at just one of our many professional development events can make a lasting impact on current students, community, and give you an opportunity to network within the university.

Fill out the form below, and we’ll contact you when an event is occurring, or an opportunity is available that is in line with your interest(s).  If you’d like to participate, we’ll see if we can make a connection!  There is no obligation.