Getting Involved and Giving Back
From classroom visits and workplace tours to career-planning programs and networking receptions, Susquehanna's dedicated alumni shared their time and talent with hundreds of current and prospective students during the 2014-15 academic year.
A prime example was Break Through ... to Life After Graduation, a program introduced three years ago that brings together Susquehanna alumni and students for networking, career advice and life lessons. Since its inception, Break Through has grown to include events throughout the year, including fall bus trips to visit alumni working in some of the Northeast's major markets.
In addition, numerous alumni helped the university yield its newest class of students by attending networking receptions in Philadelphia, Bridgewater, N.J., and Rye Brook, N.Y., aimed at connecting alumni and current students with high school seniors admitted to the Class of 2019.
While programs like Break Through and the admitted-student receptions helped students learn from the experiences of others, five alumni-supported mini campaigns gave them opportunities to learn for themselves. More than 275 contributions were made toward these "gifts of experience," raising more than $25,000 in support of men's rugby, psychology students, creative writing students, female business school students and the University Choir.