Orange Alert

Get Involved

Your bond with A&S | Maxwell does not end with Commencement. For many alumni, their involvement with Syracuse increases as they build their careers and want to start sharing their experiences with current students. There are many ways you can stay connected.

Student-Alumni Connections Program

Help our students illuminate a more direct path to success. Consider participating in one-hour career conversations via video chat or phone. Sharing your career journey and advice takes very little time, but it can make a big difference in a student’s direction, preparedness, and confidence.

To get started, complete this short online registration and you will be contacted by an Undergraduate Academic and Career Advising staff member with details of the program. Our team will work to connect you with students based on the student’s interests.

Questions? Contact Matt Wheeler, associate director of alumni relations, at

Alumni testimonial
"I think this program is amazing! The student came prepared with great questions and also had fantastic on-the-spot follow-up questions/responses to the information I shared with her. I would be happy to meet with her on a monthly basis and/or meet with other students. This is what being Orange is all about!” -Laura Cohen ’15, Women's & Gender Studies and Magazine Journalism

Student testimonial
"I had a great conversation with my alumni and we are still in contact. I can tell that having this connection will be extremely helpful in my professional career.” -Matthew Aruty ’20, Economics

Hire Our Students and Alumni

Are you or your employer hiring Orange?

As an alum, you know better than anyone how remarkable and diverse our students and alumni are. Their intelligence and drive, combined with their A&S | Maxwell education, make them uniquely qualified to excel in a broad range of industries and careers. They stand ready to contribute to your organization’s success.

Here’s how to gain access to our exceptional students and alumni:

  • Hire Students and New Grads for Internship and Entry-Level Positions
    Your organization can share job and internship opportunities with students directly through Handshake, our online career platform. Opportunities listed here are promoted to every student at SU, in every school and college, in every major.
  • Attend Career Fairs and Interview Students On Campus or Remotely
    Our staff can provide you access to qualified students at a range of career events and even provide the space to interview high-quality candidates right here at SU.
  • Hire New Grads and More Experienced Alumni
    As an alum, you can also share opportunities with recent SU graduates by posting them on the Hire Orange website. Opportunities posted here are special to the Syracuse University network and can include positions from all levels of experience and any industry.
  • Spread the Word on LinkedIn
    Join and post opportunities to SU LinkedIn groups such as the College of Arts and Sciences Network, Maxwell School of Syracuse University group, the Syracuse University Alumni Network, and CuseConnect.

In addition to sharing opportunities in these key places, we invite you to contact Matt Wheeler, our Associate Director of Alumni Relations, for additional support identifying your ideal candidates from A&S | Maxwell and across the University.

We’re always here to help you hire Orange!

Share your work experience.

Wish you could give your 19-year-old self advice about work and career? You can't go back in time, but you can help guide today's students through activities such as:

  • career conversations,
  • classroom talks,
  • hosting interns, or
  • mentoring.

Your involvement does make a different. Read how one alumna helped Antonia Mascitelli ’20 discover a potential career.

Support immersion trips to major business areas.

The Office of Undergraduate Academic and Career Advising leads immersion trips to major metropolitan areas, so students can network, learn about career opportunities and gain a fuller understanding of their fields. A&S alumni have been instrumental in in creating and hosting these in-depth programs.

Winston Fisher '96 founded a weeklong seminar in New York City.

Tom Toomey '95 made possible a three-day Stocks and Finance immersion in Wall Street and related businesses.

Contact us to learn how you can help create or support a business or other immersion trip.

Send off new students.

Host or join in these fun, informal gatherings for new students and their parents in your hometown. It's a great way to give them their first dose of Orange Spirit!

Find out when new student send-offs are happening in your area by checking ReadySetSU and the regional events page.