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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.

Senior Sendoff

Save the date for the UCR Alumni Association's inaugural Senior Sendoff! Stop by to pick up your commencement tickets, grab exclusive alumni swag for graduating seniors, and connect with UCR Alumni! More details to come.

Thurs. May 25 4-7 PM | Rivera Lawn

Dinner with Alumni

All students are invited to connect with successful and inspiring alumni in an informal environment. Join us at the Alumni & Visitors Center to network and engage with UCR Alumni and Professionals who work in various industries. The programs will include a networking mixer and panel Q&A. Light appetizers, dinner, dessert, and refreshments will be provided.

Alumni are invited to 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.

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. Attendees will enjoy keynotes, breakout sessions, and a networking luncheon that inspire progress and change. 

Saturday, May 20 - Highlander Union Building 

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)

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. 

Registration for the spring quarter is now closed and will reopen for the fall quarter in October 2022.

If you are an alumnus 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.


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