SAA Programs

Student Alumni Association Programs


The Student Alumni Association (SAA) believes in helping you create a community from the very start of your UCR education. By participating in SAA programs during your time on campus, you’re setting yourself up for a lifetime of career support and connection to the university.

The many benefits of participating in SAA include career path inspiration, networking opportunities, enhancing your resume, and building a lasting community of fellow Highlanders – who will soon be fellow alumni.

Donor Appreciation Month

If you are a UCR student, your education has been made possible, in part, by philanthropy. Whether it's through student scholarships, lab equipment, or building renovations, UCR's donors have contributed to your learning experience. Join us next February to recognize the generosity of the UCR community.

Career Exploration and Leadership Conferences

The Student Alumni Association, sponsored by the UCR Alumni Association (UCRAA), is proud to host a variety of career exploration and leadership conferences each year. With focuses ranging from health and medicine to business and women's leadership, these events facilitate community-building between alumni and current students, expose students to new career possibilities, and inspire attendees with stories of leadership and success.

Women’s Leadership Conference

This annual conference highlights UCR Alumni and industry experts who lead dynamic sessions surrounding women in the workplace. Attend keynotes, breakout sessions, and a networking luncheon that inspire progress and change. This year's event will feature keynote speaker, Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson ’88.

May 1, 2021 [Register today]

Career Exploration Conferences

Career Exploration Conferences offer a unique opportunity to network with successful alumni and make connections that can jumpstart your career. In dynamic breakout sessions, UCR Alumni discuss various career possibilities within their field and insider tips for success after graduation. These programs are virtual for the foreseeable future and include inspiring keynote speakers and networking breakout students. Alumni are invited to virtually engage.

If you are an alumnus, give back to your alma mater by inspiring current students with your success stories and career path insights. Let us know if you would like to speak or sit on a panel at an upcoming event.

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Student Alumni Mentorship (SAM): 30 Minute Mentors 

Get one-on-one mentoring from successful alumni in your field of interest. The alumni-student mentoring relationship gives you the opportunity to gain valuable career advice as you prepare for your professional future. 


If you are an alumni interested in serving as a mentor, this is an opportunity to make a meaningful impact with minimal time commitment! You will mentor a student who aspires to enter your industry and give back to the university by supporting their growth.



Night in with Alumni

All students are invited to join successful and inspiring alumni in an informal environment. Enjoy a virtual night in with fellow Highlanders and gain valuable insight into potential career paths!

Alumni are invited to virtually engage with a motivated group of 20-30 students who are eager to learn about your profession and learn how you got to where you are today. Click here to let us know that you would like to share your experiences at an upcoming event.