Get Involved

Daniels’ active alumni network spans the globe and counts Fortune 500 executives, top entrepreneurs and everything in between as members. It is a powerful network that is continually strengthened through alumni involvement.

Ways to get involved:

  • Visit VolunteerDU to be made aware of new opportunities to engage with Daniels, and DU.
  • Attend a DU or Daniels event.
  • Share your expertise and experience with students by becoming a mentor.
  • Hire Daniels students or alumni to work at your company or organization. Daniels Career Services makes it easy to connect with top candidates.
  • Invest in the future of Daniels by contributing to the Daniels in Focus Fund, scholarships or a specific department. Learn more about giving back.

Alumni Volunteers

Alumni serve as wonderful ambassadors to our students, to our programs and to one another. The Office of Alumni Relations wants to continue to connect alumni with the volunteer needs at Daniels. Volunteer participation strengthens the alumni network and enriches the student experience.

Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities

For ongoing engagement, join a committee with fellow alumni. Committees include:

  • Alumni Engagement Committee
  • Student Development Committee
  • Ambassador Committee

If you enjoy working on a committee, consider applying for Alumni Advisory Board Membership. Applications accepted between January 1 and March 1.

Graduate alumni share their Daniels experience and answer questions from prospective students. Recruiting events are often held on campus and in cities across the globe.

The LEAD (Learning by Example, Attaining Distinction) Mentorship Program pairs undergraduate business students with professionals in a similar field and/or career trajectory. Each mentor/protégé pair is encouraged to meet once per month throughout the school year, and attend a speed-networking kickoff event and year-end celebration. Protégés gain guidance and support from someone in their industry of choice, build connections with professionals in the community, and clarify their own goals and potential future career path. Mentors provide professional advice to a student interested in their industry, attract talent to their company to build their brand on campus, and foster connections with future professionals of their community.

Contacts for the LEAD Mentorship Program:

Hospitality majors: Stephanie Van Cleve and Janeen Todd

The Executive Mentorship Program matches senior-level business executives with Daniels graduate students. This program offers mentors the opportunity to work with students to enhance their professional and personal skills. It is intended to educate students on how business is practiced, sharpen career readiness and build and strengthen professional networks.

Professionals with 10+ years of experience who are interested in becoming a mentor may contact Susan Goodwin. Mentors complete an application including a biography, which students have the opportunity to review before selecting an Executive Mentor.

These events help students understand how to navigate a professional business meal. The keynote speaker will address appropriate dinner etiquette from proper table manners and professional attire to the do’s and don’ts of ‘small talk’ during a meal.
Other Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni participation opportunities become available at a moment’s notice. Examples include speed networking nights, mock interviews and résumé workshops. If you would like to be included as an alumni volunteer and resource for on-campus activities, please contact Brent Thompson.