Volunteer

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Share Expertise

  • The Annual Student Research Forum and Engineering Expo are just two research-based competitions that seek alumni judges to evaluate student projects.
  • Many of our colleges and units have mentoring programs designed to help our students navigate their academic experiences, as well as their career paths.
  • Alumni can speak or facilitate at events, in classes, for student student organizations and during career workshops.

Guide Careers

  • Provide internship opportunities to current students to gain much-needed, real-world knowledge and experiences.
  • Connect our career center with your employer. Job fairs help both students and employers with recruiting and hiring.
  • Give informational interviews to current students seeking to learn more about your field.
  • Conduct mock interviews or offer to review resumes to assist students with their career searches.
  • Allow a student to job shadow you for a day.

Advocate

Via Illinois Connection, help us advocate for state and federal funding, student financial aid and research support. You can play an active role in ensuring a bright, successful future for UIC and its students, faculty and staff.

Contact us to learn more about engaging with UIC

Other Ways to Engage

  • Reach out to encourage your fellow alumni to attend college and campus-level events
  • Recruit future UIC Flames by participating in admissions open houses, interview students, host applicants, provide testimonials, and recommend applicants.
  • Represent UIC on social media.  Encourage fellow alumni to follow us on Facebook, utilize Linkedin for their career needs, and learn more about student life through Instagram, SnapChat, and Twitter.
  • Sponsor or host a program or event.  Donating event space and/or personal time to UIC activities is an excellent way to be involved with our community.