The fastest way to reimagine a program is to receive a swift kick from a pandemic. How do you build relationships, network with alumni and students, celebrate Bear Pride and engage alumni volunteers if you can’t be together? Enter Zoom and the world of virtual meetings, webinars and entertainment!
From trivia to 5K runs, Dinner with 8 Bears, book clubs, painting classes and reunions, Maroon Night In and Merry MarooNation, the alumni association has offered a variety of never-before-tried virtual activities to educate, entertain and lift the spirits of Bears everywhere. Combined, these and other activities have resulted in nearly 3,000 registered alumni and friends.
One of our most successful new programs is BearTalks webinars in which MSU alumni share their industry expertise and personal and professional success stories. Since June 2020 these one-hour engagement experiences have educated and entertained more than 1,000 Bears. Eventually, in-person programming will resume, and when it does we expect BearTalks webinars to continue as this program has been declared a winner!
Learn more about volunteering to be a BearTalks speaker by submitting a volunteer interest form.