Hello Fellow Mountaineers,
The West Virginia University Alumni Association is setting out to bridge the gap between our current students and our 190,000-plus alumni around the world with its new program called the Gold and Blue Crew.
The Gold and Blue Crew is a new student organization launching in Fall 2016, which will help set up students for more immediate success upon graduation through programming, mentorships and events.
Earlier this year, for example, the group held its first “30 for 30” event. Students were able to sit down with alumni in their desired industry for 30 minutes and ask them anything – about life, business, etc. – all in an effort to better prepare students for their careers.
The idea was originally sparked by Sean Frisbee, president and CEO of the WVU Alumni Association, who wants to join students and alumni together.
I greatly encourage you all as student leaders to join the new Student Alumni Association to make connections with alumni through your fields of interest. We have events and programs already set up for the Fall that appeals to every single student to prepare them for life after college.
"Your Career Begins in College," is the motto that we are using for this group. By joining the Gold and Blue Crew, it provides multiple opportunities for students to start the foundation of many relationships with alumni that can ultimately land that next internship or job.
If you all have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share us and what we have to offer with your fellow peers and clubs.
The Gold and Blue Crew Board
Our first meeting will be August 30th in the Rhododendron Room in the Mountainlair at 6:00 p.m. to announce events and important dates for the upcoming semester.
To keep up with the Gold and Blue Crew, you can follow the group on all social media sites. @goldandbluecrew