What is an alumni chapter and why be involved
An alumni chapter is a group of former USQ students who share a common interest and have decided to formalise their interactions with each other and USQ. Chapters may be organised as:
- regional groups (country, city, region or campus)
- educational areas (faculty or discipline area)
- professional or industry area
- special interest groups.
Benefits of being involved in a chapter include:
- the opportunity to reconnect with your peers, and build your social, professional and business networks
- making industry connections, sharing job opportunities and keeping up-to-date with latest professional trends and developments
- connecting with USQ alumni chapters around the world for potential business or industry partnerships
- public recognition of your achievements through USQ Alumnus of the Year and International Alumni Awards
- participating in or organising relevant professional development programs
- meeting alumni from related fields of study, work and/or geographic locations to share ideas, organise events and socialise
- playing an active part in mentoring programs for current students or early career alumni including sharing professional resources or tools for success
- communicating alumni views, needs and interests to the University
- directly assisting the USQ Alumni Advisory Committee to preserve, develop and maintain the standards of the University
- being a bridge between the academic environment and workplace to encourage life-long learning and the pursuit of academic and professional excellence
- opportunities to learn about USQ scholarships and how to give back to future USQ students.
If there is not already a USQ alumni chapter in your region or area of interest, you may consider starting one. Starting a chapter is a great way to meet and interact with other USQ graduates.