Opportunities to Get Involved, Alumni Volunteer
Your insight and participation is the key to building a productive and active alumni
program that will offer you, our alums, professional networking and social opportunities,
and will contribute to a stronger and more spirited Grand River community. Currently the
association is looking for volunteers to serve in the following capacities:
ALUMNI CLASS REPRESENTATIVES: Grand River is seeking individuals of each
Graduated class to serve as a Class representative. Class reps will serve as the link
between Grand River and their classmates by helping to communicate what’s happening on
campus, promote Alumni events and help GRA communicate with alumni by updating their
contact information. Class Reps will be invited back to campus for a social briefing by
school leaders. They will have the opportunity to share their questions and or concerns on
behalf of your class.
Class Representative volunteer opportunities include:
- Connecting with classmates throughout the year via social media, email, letter correspondence or phone.
- Recruiting classmates to attend existing Alumni programs such as the Bud Field Hall of Excellence Ceremony, Gatherings, Graduation, Reunion Celebration, and professional and social networking events.
- Encouraging classmates’ support of Alumni Association and Academy programming as well as their support of The Blue and White Fund annually.
- Serving as a “voice” for their class and providing feedback to the Alumni Association and school.
CAREER MENTORS– NETWORK & CAREER EXPO:
Jump start your next career move. The GRA Career Network is the quickest path to landing your next job. Whether you’re a current student looking ahead or a seasoned veteran thinking about a change, the GRA alumni career network is a great place to start your search.
Person to person – Speak with a Mentor
Career mentors are dedicated GRA alumni who have volunteered to speak with other
members of the Grand River community about their chosen profession and the path that led
them to it. Career mentors are always available by email and phone, and when time and
geography allow, will meet in person. Mentors are also invited to spend a full day on
campus each year as special guests during our annual Career Expo for juniors and seniors.
We are looking for Mentors in the following professions.
Listing of Career Fields: A through Z, Accounting, Advertising & Marketing, Architecture,
Banking, Consulting, Culinary Arts, Design, Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, Government Service, Import/Export, Information Technology, Investment Management, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Military, Political Organization, Psychology & Counseling………. Venture Capital, Veterinary Medicine, etc.
Example: Financial Services, John Doe’86, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth
COLLEGE BOUND NETWORK:
Perspective you need from people you trust
Whether you’re a GRA student applying to college for the first time or a college graduate looking to take the next step in you academic career, these alumni are ready and waiting to tell you all about their alma maters.
Example: College/Univ. Name, John Doe’86, Degree, Hometown
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION/COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Serving as an association/committee
volunteer provides an opportunity to reconnect with long lost friends and influence the
strategic direction of Grand River’s alumni programming in your area of interest.
We rely on the dedication and commitment of GRA volunteers to further our mission of helping young men grow in knowledge and spirit. Below are just a few of the ways you can become involved and make an impact. If you are interested in any of the opportunities below, please contact the Advancement office.
Volunteer, Guest Speaker to GRA student body.
Volunteer, Host a Gathering in your area.
Volunteer, Reunion Coordinator
Volunteer, Admissions Ambassador
Volunteer, Spring GALA Committee