Milestones After You Graduate

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Your Way to Connect

Congratulations on this momentous achievement. Your time on campus may be over, but your connection as a Ram is for life! We will be spending the next year celebrating your transition from student to alumni by walking you through some of the milestones ahead. Jump into this next stage of life by making sure you are all set up to stay connected and up to date on all the excitement you can expect in the year ahead.

1. Update Your Contact Information

Things change after graduation, we get it. As your life evolves make sure to update your contact information so that we can stay in touch wherever life takes you.

2. Download the CSU Alumni App

The alumni app brings your lifelong connection to Colorado State University right to your phone! Available for Apple and Android devices, the app is a perfect way to stay on top of engagement opportunities, get campus updates, and bring CSU with you wherever you go.

3. Stay Up to Date on Instagram

Inboxes are overcrowded. Phone calls are for work. But Instagram is your full picture of campus life. Follow the CSU Alumni Association Instagram to make sure you are in the loop with the latest and greatest campus updates.

4. Tap Into the Alumni Network on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is great for highlighting accomplishments, connecting with employers, and exploring companies. It is also an exciting way to get in touch with other Rams. Join the CSU Alumni Association LinkedIn group to see all the ways your classmates are making an impact on this world.

5. Connect with Your Ram Network No Matter Where You Live

With more than 240,000 living CSU alumni, there are bound to be fellow Rams in your neighborhood. Ram Networks provide a way for alumni to find community wherever they end up after leaving Colorado State University.

6. Fuel Your Next Steps with Career Services

We partner with the Career Center to provide services to all our new grads after graduation. Services include one-on-one consultations tailored to your individual needs, which could include a resume and cover letter critique, job search strategy discussion, career assessments, mock interviews, mock salary negotiation, and more. Launch into your career exploration here.

7. Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel so You Never Miss a Program

The CSU Alumni Association YouTube channel is your home base for all of our virtual engagement and past programming. Make sure to subscribe so that you never miss a beat.

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Your Way to Engage

Post-grad life is not just about surviving, it’s about thriving! We are tailoring our post-grad opportunities to help you make the most out of this time of life. The CSU Alumni Association provides unique opportunities to engage with other Rams, to dive into service and volunteer opportunities, and to create spaces for professional and personal development. The best news? We are cultivating these opportunities for young alumni like you!

8. Help Us Paint the A in August

It takes a lot to get the A ready for the year, and being a part of the annual Painting of the A tradition is well worth it! Join fellow CSU alumni members for a day of service and help us Paint the A on August 27. Registration is open.

9. RSVP for Young Alumni Weekend in September

We’re inviting our young alumni back to Fort Collins and CSU for a weekend dedicated to you! As a young alum, we are building out activities and packages for CSU’s first home football game against Middle Tennesee St.  Save the date and join us the weekend of September 10 as we launch into the 2022 football season.

10. Save the Date for Homecoming in October

It’s our favorite weekend of the year, and it gets even better now that you are an alum. Jump into Homecoming with us in October. A full schedule will be  available at homecoming.colostate.edu.

11. Get Into the Holiday Spirit with the Parade of Lights in December

Be part of the magic of the 9NEWS Parade of Lights! Fort Collins grads can join us on Thursday, December 1 for the Parade of Lights Preview and Denver grads can plan on joining us at the parade on Friday, December 2 as we kick off the holiday season. Keep an eye on our events calendar for registration in the fall.

12. Celebrate I LOVE CSU Day with Your Green and Gold in April

On April 18, we celebrate all that connects us through the green and gold with I Love CSU day. Join us on social media or in-person to celebrate your love of being a Ram.

13. Jump into Alumni Night Out Programs Year-Round

We are excited to continue bringing you Alumni Night  Outs – a series of events throughout the year designed to bring together Rams for a variety of experiences that celebrate our awesome city and spectacular campus! Check out our events calendar to see what we have scheduled for the year ahead.

14. Discover Ins and Outs for Your Next Steps in Life with our Young Alumni Series

The Young Alumni Series, supported by Canvas Credit Union, provides a space for young alumni to connect around financial education that is relevant to this stage of life. Each part of the series includes a formal presentation by a financial expert, intentional time to connect with other young alums, and opportunities to get your individual questions answered. Join us in person or watch online here.

Your Way to Make an Impact

We love connecting with you, but we know that there is not always time to jump into events so we are working on staying in touch and engaging you through other ways too. Don’t miss out on all the ways you can make an impact.

15. Leave Your Mark on the Community

Leave your mark on our community by volunteering at a Rams Give Back event. We are get together every April to show the community the very best of CSU.

16. Share Your Words of Wisdom

One of our favorite parts of the alumni community is all the great advice and stories you share with us, and with each other. What sticks out to you about being a Ram? What advice do you have for others in the Ram community? Share your words of wisdom with us and help us document the amazing parts of being a Ram!

17. Volunteer With Us

We work with campus and the community to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for alumni to support and stay connected to the University! Interested in sharing your time with us? Let us know by filling out the volunteer interest form.

18. Recognize Your Favorite Professor through the Best Teacher Awards

A teacher is…someone who inspires; someone who motivates; someone who leaves a mark on a generation. However you define “teacher,” Colorado State University has some of the best, and we need your help to recognize them! Keep an eye out for the Best Teacher Awards nomination form in November.

19. Help Us Award Scholarships by Reviewing Student Applications

Did you know the Alumni Association is committed to supporting student success through scholarships? We know CSU has some of the very best students, and we need your help to award these scholarships. Keep an eye out in February to help us review scholarship applications.

20. Make a Gift on Giving Tuesday

The power behind Giving Tuesday at Colorado State University is the vast community of Rams – students, alumni, faculty, parents, and friends – who come together to make a lasting impact for those on our campus who need help. Each year at this time, thousands of Rams respond to the call to support students who are suffering from food insecurity on our campus. Keep an eye out for an invite in November to make a gift!

21. Share Your Accomplishments with Class Notes

We know exciting things take place in post grad life. Have a wedding, baby, new job, promotion, or honor? Been published, moved into a new home, or welcomed a grandchild? Share your news with the CSU alumni family by submitting a class note.

22. Renew your Alumni Association Membership!

When you renew your Colorado State University Alumni Association membership, you not only acknowledge that you are a part of a larger, global community of caring Rams, it also affords you access numerous benefits such as career services, exclusive discounts, and a suite of engagement opportunities to keep you connected with Colorado State University and with one another. As a new grad, we invite you to renew your membership at half price today!

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