Get Involved

Alumni engagement is an excellent way for you to support your alma mater while maintaining contact with students, faculty, staff and fellow alumni. We have a robust menu of opportunities, offering a level of involvement that is meaningful for you and fits with your schedule.

You may simply want to receive the college newsletter or participate occasionally in a special event - either on campus or regionally. You may want to become more active and help to recruit and hire our graduates, speak to student groups, host student visits at your company or hold an official position on the alumni advisory board. A gift to the college is another important and transformational way that you can be a part of the Alumni Community.

Engage with ComArtSci

However you choose to engage with the college, your involvement is highly valued by the entire Alumni Community.

  • Recruit Spartans for internships and full time opportunities
  • Lead student "how-to" and "ask alumni" workshops
  • Host students for job shadowing
  • Perform mock interviews
  • Give career or professional development talks
  • Participate in ComArtSci Connect career fairs
  • Be interviewed by a student to share about your career track
  • Meet with student groups
  • Share experiences and industry trends with faculty
  • Observe classes
  • Speak in classes or to student organizations (in-person or by streaming video)
  • Serve as a "client" in upper-level capstone class [undergraduate classes designed to provide comprehensive experience in coursework to serve a particular client with an actual problem or case study]
  • Act as a visiting faculty member or artist-in-residence.
  • Form industry partnerships
  • Explore philanthropy through a major or planned gift
  • Be a Spartan Loyal annual fund donor

Campus Events

  • Attend events (college lectures, Homecoming Bash, Annual Awards Celebration, Spartan Sports Journalism Classic, etc).
  • Be a keynote speaker for an endowed lecture.
  • Attend department-sponsored events and lectures

Regional Events

  • Attend regional alumni networking events
  • Host an event
  • Attend academic/industry national conference receptions
  • Host a field experience at your office [involving faculty and 15-20 students exploring careers and lifestyle]
  • Participate in ComArtSci Mentor program
  • Coach a Media Sandbox street team [cross-college teams of students working with non-profit clients on a defined need]
  • Participate in faculty or student surveys
  • Join the ComArtSci Alumni Board
  • Sponsor the Media Sandbox Challenge [a competition where cross-disciplinary teams of students work to solve a creative problem]
  • Advise on College initiatives
  • Develop WKAR partnerships

Questions about Alumni Involvement?

Contact ComArtSci Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Rachael Ruis at casalum@msu.edu or (517) 432-7207.