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Ten Benefits of Joining Your Alumni Association

By Sarah Catz on May 28, 2014

121198295-smallBrandman University is proud to help develop the leaders of tomorrow and congratulates all new grads for their great accomplishments. As part of the Chapman University System, the Alumni Association is dedicated to providing its members with career enrichment tools, mentorship programs and networking opportunities. Take advantage of the great benefits that come from being part of the Brandman family.

1. It’s the best way to stay connected

Communication is key in every profession and industry, which is why we start by connecting you with the community. As a member of the Alumni Association, you’ll find many ways to stay in touch with your alma mater. We are dedicated to keeping you informed and engaged with Brandman through activities, programs and publications.

2. Brandman pride

Membership is one of the most affordable ways for alumni and friends to demonstrate their Brandman pride. The school is gaining recognition as the prototype for innovation in education, and our alumni help bring bold ideas to life.

3. Your degree increases in value

U.S. News & World Report looks at alumni engagement as one of several measures of quality used to rank universities in the United States. Your membership in the Alumni Association helps increase Brandman’s prestige, which in turn, increases the prestige of the degree you list on your resume.

4. You get to hang out with other Alums

The association hosts member appreciation events such as networking mixers and reunions. By attending you will create valuable connections with your fellow peers, learn from others in your industry and explore new opportunities for the future.

5. You’re in the know

Members receive the latest headlines about the Brandman community. Whether it is news about the school, your academic discipline or other alumni, you’ll hear it straight from the source. You can even be part of the headlines by sharing your story and experience with us and it may be featured on the Brandman Blog.

6.  Members enjoy exclusive perks

As an Alumni Association member, you get special benefits such as complimentary tickets to member appreciation events, discounts on entertainment including Universal Studios, restaurants and more.

7.  Get an edge in your career

Membership offers you resources to help you advance professionally and take your career to the next level. Alumni Association members receive invitations to attend special networking events to expand their professional connections. In addition, all members can take advantage of the school’s Career Services for professional planning, advice and its advanced job search tool.

8. You make good things possible

The Alumni Association exists to engage, connect and celebrate alumni through activities like networking receptions and reunions. By joining you are able to help expand our community while sharing your talents and expertise with others in your field.

9. Sharpen Your Leadership Skills

Take advantage of unlimited opportunities to become a mentor or serve on governing boards and committees. By sharing your personal wisdom with other professionals you are able to leave a legacy while helping others thrive.

10. It’s free!

There is no signup fee or annual dues to pay for which makes the decision to join quite simple. If you're not already a member of the Brandman University – Chapman Univeristy System Alumni Association, you should be. Join today to get involved. You can also connect with the alumni group on LinkedIn and other social networks.

Topics: Alumni