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  CASE ASAP Network Convention

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Thursday, Aug. 2

2:00 PM
Registration

4:00-5:00
CASE Information Desk Opens
Icebreakers with District Representatives

6:00-7:00
Adviser Social

7:00-9:00
Welcome from Tina Kauffmann,
Associate Vice President for Development, Bellarmine University; and Member, CASE Board of Trustees
Roll Call Competition

    


Friday, Aug. 3

8:30-9:45 AM
Student Breakfast
Adviser Breakfast

10:00-10:45
District Meetings

11:00-11:45
Elective Sessions 1

EXTERNAL PROGRAMS

  • I Heart with a Twist!
    The Scarlet Council and TAG (Teaching Annual Giving) Team at Rutgers University collaborated to showcase scarlet pride and philanthropy with our first I Heart RU week. But here's the twist, we ended our week with a pop-up parade for two individuals—one student and one alumna—who both showcased the true meaning of being Scarlet Forever. Join us to learn more about this exciting event.
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Scarlet Council and TAG Team
  • Brand Identity: Amplifying Your Organization's Vibes
    Join the Florida Cicerones as we discuss the different ways your organization can feature its values, and those of its members, through different marketing and public relations strategies. Discuss different ideas, projects and methods for properly providing tangible campaigns to showcase the diversity, purpose, values and unique qualities of your organization and its members.
    University of Florida Florida Cicerones

INTERNAL PROGRAMS

  • How to Engage Your Membership Base: The Internal, the External and the Goal
    Whether you're in a closed organization or you openly recruit year-round, membership engagement is essential to retention. Join the Blue & White Society—the student membership of the Penn State Alumni Association—as we share techniques for analyzing and reinvigorating an organization. Start by examining how to involve your internal committees, how to engage with diverse populations across campus, and how to use these audiences to reach your growth goals.
    Penn State University Blue & White Society
  • Dealing with Change in Your Organization
    Ever experience growing pains in your organization? Explore the main factors an organization could consider when going through change. Should your organization be open or closed? Should your organization have academic- or calendar-year executive board terms? What is a successful way to transition your e-board? Learn the answers to these questions and hear how URI SAA has struggled with, learned about, and overacame change.
    University of Rhode Island Student Alumni Association

STUDENT ALUMNI PROGRAMMING

  • Traditions: How an App Can Make Lasting Memories
    The Ithaca College Traditions Challenge began on paper in 2013 and is now available as an app. Its main purpose is to educate students about traditions on and off campus that every student should experience before graduating. Starting as a binder of ideas, the app has grown to more than 450 users. It encourages students to complete traditions by uploading photos directly to the app and winning school spirit prizes for completing challenges. Three times a semester, STAT holds check-ins to monitor usage and pass out prizes. We use two social media pages to encourage the completion of challenges and notify users of check-ins. Learn how to create, implement and advertise your own app and ensure your students get the most out of their time at your institution.
    Ithaca College Students Today Alumni Tomorrow

STUDENT FOUNDATIONS, FUNDRAISING/STUDENT PHILANTHROPY PROGRAMMING

  • The Voice of Philanthropy: Effectively Using Donor Education and Stewardship
    The Georgia Tech Student Foundation provides a year-long series of donor appreciation and education programming to reach campus and our nearly 7,000 student donors. Find out how we leverage the various committees within the student foundation to help us plan our large-scale education events and serve as the philanthropic mouthpiece of campus. You will leave with an understanding of how you can improve your campus outreach, how to collaborate with other organizations to increase the impact of your initiatives, and how to design a year-long strategy to educate students on the importance of philanthropy.
    Georgia Institute of Technology Student Foundation

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

  • Managing a Closed Membership
    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the IUP Ambassadors—a strong organization with closed membership and a tradition of excellence. From the nomination process to new member training, we share our process of what has been successful, and what hasn't, as well as recent updates made to the process to expand our pool of strong applicants. Applicants who then become highly engaged students and eventually, engaged alumni.
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania IUP Ambassadors

NOON-1:30 PM
Keynote Luncheon
Power Networking: Strategies For Enhancing Your Mingling Savvy
Today more than ever, business relationships are both developed and strengthened during unstructured social settings. Even the most polished professionals, however commit social faux without realizing it. Rather than letting that happen to you, learn the top tips for enhancing your networking savvy. You will learn the strategies for becoming a master-mingler to include the importance of a mental agenda, body language, employing the one-to-three rule when approaching others, how to jump start a conversation, the way to unload a bore, where to stand in a room when there is no one to approach, and much more! 

Ann Marie Sabath, Founder and President, At Ease, Inc.

2:00-2:45
Elective Sessions 2

EXTERNAL PROGRAMS

  • Bringing Your Program to Life
    Every successful program involves collaboration, strategic marketing and budget planning, and a supportive team to bring it to life. However bringing these things together in a cohesive manner can prove difficult without careful and proactive planning. Building upon years of experience, Ohio State SAC has streamlined our process for taking an idea and turning it into a successful program. This session follows the making of a program through a proposal, creation of a budget and marketing plan, and development of a timeline with a collaborative mindset. You will leave knowing how to create and execute your own program regardless of the size of the program or your organization.
    The Ohio State University Student-Alumni Council

INTERNAL PROGRAMS

  • Changing Your Organization's Culture Through Member Feedback
    The Red & White Student Organization has implemented new ways to boost member morale and motivation within the organization after a drop in overall member participation. In this session we focus on the ways we are actively rejuvenating our organization with member feedback and insight. Discuss the importance of member buy-in, positive energy, being supportive of fresh ideas, and increased participation from the ground up.
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Red & White Student Organization

STUDENT ALUMNI PROGRAMMING

  • Work Smarter Not Harder: Targeted Student-Alumni Programming
    Discover how SAAs can work more strategically with other on-campus student organizations to bring meaningful alumni programming to underserved groups. The Rutgers University Scarlet Council piloted a new program called A.I.M. (Alumni Infusion Movement). Its mission is to better maximize student-alumni connections. By partnering with student organizations that do not have access to alumni resources and connecting them to alumni who can enhance their programming and group development, the Scarlet Council has found a way to work smarter, not harder, on how to increase brand recognition and alumni programming.
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Scarlet Council
  • Let's Extend a Hand and Bridge the Gap
    Bridging the Gap and the Young Alumni Weekend help to bridge the gap between Ole Miss alumni and the student body through events including a panel of notable alumni and a tailgate with the Young Alumni Council. Both Student Alumni Council members and the Ole Miss student body are granted access to the benefits of being an Ole Miss alumni. Explore what it takes to put on this weekend of events, and walk through the process of selecting alumni and marketing it to the Ole Miss community.
    University of Mississippi Student Alumni Council

STUDENT FOUNDATIONS, FUNDRAISING/STUDENT PHILANTHROPY PROGRAMMING

  • Growing Your Philanthropy: From Donors to Ambassadors
    Learn about the launch of K-State Proud Early Edition. Find out we implemented a fall campaign to engage and educate students in campus organizations about the power of "students helping students." Strategic planning, soliciting and follow-up were key elements to raising $10,000 for our fellow students in financial distress.
    Kansas State University Student Foundation

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

  • 40 and Thriving
    The Appalachian Student Ambassadors pride themselves on the traditions of the past 40 years. Recently, the Ambassador organization celebrated the 40th anniversary with Ambassador alumni ranging from the first Ambassador class to the most recent. Whether current or alumni, the same traditions have continued, even down to the exact location and time of weekly meetings. This session focuses on ideas and standards the organization began, as well as forms of celebrations to commend the organization's accomplishments.
    Appalachian State University Appalachian Student Ambassadors

ADVISERS & FEATURED SESSIONS

  • Breaking Cross-Campus Barriers: The Importance of Collaboration and How to Achieve It
    Ithaca College's First Bomber Weekend is a collaborative program facilitated by professional staff from across campus. Beginning in 2014 as an effort to provide programming to our newest students during the long Labor Day Weekend, it aimed at familiarizing these students with each other, the campus community and the surrounding area. The program has grown each year in terms of offerings and participation and has become an annual tradition that offers a strategic opportunity to address many of the issues that impact student retention: lack of a sense of belonging, lack of a social life; lack of a support group; and lack of support services. Learn how our collaboration has gained buy-in from many campus partners and about the diverse and engaging programs we provide. 
    Joelle Alberstman, Administrative Assistant, Residential Life; and Lynne Pierce, Associate Director Engagement and Constituent Relations, Ithaca College

3:00-3:45
Elective Sessions 3

EXTERNAL PROGRAMS

  • Mizzou 18 and Mizzou '39: Award Programs for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    Learn about the long-standing tradition of the Mizzou '39 Award, which recognizes seniors for their academic achievement, leadership and service to Mizzou, and how it helped to launch Mizzou 18, a new award program for graduate and professional students. The Mizzou 18 Award recognizes graduate and professional students for their world-class research, collaboration with faculty and staff, and their demonstrated leadership with undergraduate students. It has engaged new audiences across campus and has created an opportunity to showcase the outstanding achievements of graduate and professional students.
    University of Missouri Alumni Association Student Board

INTERNAL PROGRAMS

  • Marketing Your Organization to Your University
    Discover how to effectively market your organization to your entire university. Get specific details for marketing in different ways—internally, externally, through social media—by wearing apparel and by partnering with different organizations. Find out how our marketing has evolved since our organization started in 1972.
    Miami University Student Foundation
  • Developing Your Nest: Retention of Your University's Best Student Leaders
    You have recruited the best student leaders into your organization, now what? With the hustle and bustle of the new school year, new members can sometimes feel confused and not integrated in your team. A well-organized retention plan can ensure you are not only recruiting more members, but engaging and maintaining some of the most active students on your campus. By focusing on a culture of "home," the University of Southern Indiana Student Alumni Association retained every member they recruited from one year to the next. This session outlines best practices for retention, training and integration of new members into your established group.
    University of Southern Indiana Student Alumni Association

STUDENT ALUMNI PROGRAMMING

  • True Viking Traditions
    The 1964 Society's "True Viking Traditions" Program was first introduced to the student body at Cleveland State University in 2013, with the mission of fostering life-long loyalty between the school and its students. As a younger institution with a commuter base, CSU needed an initiative to develop school pride and spirit among its students. The Traditions Book, which is now easily accessible online, consists of more than 90 activities around the campus and the city of Cleveland, providing students the perfect opportunity to create memories and further their college experience. Once students complete 64 traditions found in the book, they are deemed a "True Viking" by the 1964 Society and the CSU Alumni Association and receive an honorary chord to sport with their cap and gown at their graduation ceremony.
    Cleveland State University The 1964 Society

STUDENT FOUNDATIONS, FUNDRAISING/STUDENT PHILANTHROPY PROGRAMMING>

  • Cardinal Forever Initiative: Instilling a Culture of Philanthropy from Day One
    The Cardinal Forever Initiative is a scholarship giveaway emphasizing student philanthropy. Forever Red members sell 1,000 t-shirts for $1. The money generated through sales is then immediately raffled off, and four students receive a $250 scholarship, all on the last day of freshmen move-in. Incorporating student philanthropy into the first weekend on campus is significant, and it represents Forever Red's mission of enhancing the student experience through scholarships well. This initiative allows students to see the impact of giving back and emphasizes that even one dollar can make a difference.
    Saginaw Valley State University Forever Red

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

  • Cross-Campus Collaboration: Maximizing Your SA's Impact
    The Georgia Tech Student Ambassadors have worked to develop relationships with different campus partners to best serve the institute and expand the scope of tours and events. Learn how to work with different partners on campus, how to adapt to serve the needs of each of these groups, and how to provide members with additional professional and personal development through these partnerships. Discuss best practices for collaboration, and brainstorm ways to increase the impact of your organization on campus.
    Georgia Institute of Technology Student Ambassadors

ADVISERS & FEATURED SESSIONS

  • Mobile Essentials: How to Earn Students' Attention in a Competitive App Market
    Spend a short time on a college campus and it is evident nearly every student is dependent on his or her smartphone. With all the social media, gaming, dating and other established apps in the market, how can a student life organization leverage smartphone usage to deliver an app that is effectively engaging and used repeatedly by its students? The answer: Cut to the basics. There are at least five things most college students need to know every day that a student life organization can uniquely deliver in an app. Get students to rely on an app for these essentials, then advanced features and engagement can follow. This session explains these key items and provides a blueprint for delivering an effective student app.
    MobileUp Software and Virginia Commonwealth University Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow

4:00-5:00
Marketplace Open

5:00
Explore Louisville

     


Saturday, Aug. 4

8:30-9:45 AM
Student Breakfast
Adviser Networking Roundtables

10:00-10:45
Elective Sessions 4

EXTERNAL PROGRAMS

  • The New Professional: Creating Events Focused on Personal Growth
    For students entering today's workforce, the term "professional" encompasses more than networking events and resume building. The new professional cultivates a set of skills to reflect on personal growth and emphasizes the intersection of passion and career paths. Throughout this year, UCLA SAA pursued programming that allowed students to reflect on their own stories and journeys. Alumni returned to campus to help students learn how to effectively communicate their individuality in professional settings and how to combine personal fulfillment and happiness with their aspirations. Our programming set out to address the growing need for a holistic approach to professional and personal development, and as a result, helped enhance the undergraduate student experience, preparing them for their professional lives.
    UCLA Student Alumni Association

INTERNAL PROGRAMS

  • Started from the Bottom, Now We're Here
    Starting a new organization can be difficult. From establishing the mission and recruitment to new member training, everything is brand new, which creates challenges along the way. The Student IMPACT Board (established in January 2017) is Boise State University's premier leadership organization and is sponsored by the department of University Advancement at Boise State. Find out how we came to be, including some of the challenges we've faced along the way, how we've worked to establish signature events that define what we do, and where we are headed in the future.
    Boise State University Student Impact Board

STUDENT ALUMNI PROGRAMMING

  • Using Campus and Community Partnerships to Increase Membership
    Learn how the Georgia Tech Student Alumni Association uses campus and community partnerships to increase our overall organization membership. Discuss everything from the benefits of collaborating with other student organizations, to local businesses, campus departments, and more. Our yearly programming and membership numbers would not be the same without our partners.
    Georgia Institute of Technology Student Alumni Association

STUDENT FOUNDATIONS, FUNDRAISING/STUDENT PHILANTHROPY PROGRAMMING

  • How to Train Frontline Student Fundraisers
    In order for student fundraisers to be successful at cultivating, soliciting and stewarding their peers, they must be prepared. The University of California San Diego Student Foundation has a proven model of training their student fundraisers through an onboarding process and regular pitching workshops. Skills acquired through trainings are applied during individual outreach, face-to-face visits, telephone, email and events. Join UC San Diego for a fun, interactive session about student philanthropy.
    University of California, San Diego Student Foundation
  • I Will Big Orange Give My All: Engagement Strategies for University Giving Days
    Learn how the University of Tennessee Student Alumni Associates used social media and out of the box programming to engage students, alumni and friends during Big Orange Give, the university's giving day campaign.
    University of Tennessee Student Alumni Association

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

  • Revamp and Revitalize Philanthropy Education
    The Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) of Morehead State University have evolved their student engagement and philanthropy programming from a single thank-you note writing event to a series of events aimed to educate students on the importance of philanthropy. Over the past six years, the ambassadors have implemented events like Give a Buck Get a Cup, Minute to Win It Trivia, Get the Scoop on Philanthropy and 1,000 Thanks card-writing event. Learn about the evolution of SAA's philanthropy education programming and several ideas that can help expand your organization's philanthropy education efforts.
    Morehead State University Student Alumni Ambassadors

ADVISERS & FEATURED SESSIONS

  • Consider an Advancement Career Through CASE
    Join CASE staff to hear how you can explore an exciting career in higher education advancement through CASE's eight-week summer Advancement Internship Program and the post-graduation North America Fundraising Residency Program. We'll share details on both programs and the application and selection process as well as offer tips for preparing how to apply for these opportunities.
    James Bresette, Coordinator, Diversity and Talent Management; and Scott Harris, Manager, Career Services, CASE
  • Classroom to Career (open to students and advisers)
    Navigate your way through cover letters, resumes, social media and interviews. Learn how to make a lasting impression throughout the stages of the recruitment process, from application to selection.
    Brianne Ross, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

11:00-11:45
Elective Sessions 5

EXTERNAL PROGRAMS

  • Alumni Outreach
    Learn how to reach out to alumni and how to cater your message to various alumni depending on event type. Discover how to find interesting alumni, determine why we engage with alumni, and explore the most effective ways to reach out to alumni for events. Share tips and tricks with your peers and develop new strategies for effective outreach.
    University of Massachusetts Student Alumni Association

INTERNAL PROGRAMS

  • From the Ground Up: Rebuilding Morale, Excitement and Commitment
    All organizations experience a drop in morale and excitement from time to time. How do you help your organization get through these tough times? Responding positively and timely is key to repairing the team! The CATS from the University of Northern Iowa revitalized our group through innovative events and meeting formats that helped change the organization's mentality and enhanced overall commitment. Learn how we did it.
    University of Northern Iowa Connecting Alumni to Students

STUDENT ALUMNI PROGRAMMING

  • Culture Shift: Revamping Your Student Organization
    This session looks at the issues our student organization faced in the past concerning retention, engagement and recruitment and outlines how we addressed these issues through a multitude of leadership techniques, new events and a large overarching culture shift. Our "culture shift" did not happen overnight or with one executive board, it happened over multiple executive boards and many academic years. This long-form approach to change provides a fresh and new perspective for improving your student organization, while holding a certain level of autonomy and consistency.
    Ohio University Student Alumni Board

STUDENT FOUNDATIONS, FUNDRAISING/STUDENT PHILANTHROPY PROGRAMMING

  • Promoting a Culture of Giving
    For 10 years, the OSU Student Foundation has grown student engagement and philanthropy at Oklahoma State University. Tradition plays an important role in the Cowboy family, and we seek to establish a tradition of philanthropy by creating a culture of student giving. We motivate students to give by helping them discover their orange passion, and the best way to help students find their passion for giving is by making philanthropy personal. Get takeaways for leveraging your communications, stewardship and philanthropy initiatives to build a tradition of giving.
    Oklahoma State University Student Foundation

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

  • Lion Ambassadors' Membership Process: Recruiting, Interviewing and Educating
    Lion Ambassadors detail our efforts—both current and future—to attract, select and train the most passionate students in the Penn State community to join our ranks. As an organization, we engage in a three-pronged system for our new members: Lion Ambassador Recruitment, the interview phase, and finally, the New Member Education process. This approach helps to maintain the organization's strong membership base. We are able to attract students through an engaging recruitment effort with events, select the most passionate through our developed membership selection process and train them to be great Lion Ambassadors through a rigorous six-week course. This keeps Lion Ambassadors on the forefront of the Penn State community and helps maintain a passionate membership base.
    Penn State University Lion Ambassadors

ADVISERS & FEATURED SESSIONS

  • Careers in Advancement Panel
    Do you enjoy your time as part of student advancement? Did you know you could turn this into a career? Come hear from current advisers and professionals in the field about the benefits of working in development and alumni relations. Get your questions answered about how you can start your career off on the right foot and make an impact in higher education.

NOON-1:30 PM
Lunch

2:00-2:45
Elective Sessions 6

EXTERNAL PROGRAMS

  • Easing the First-Year Transition
    First year students arrive on campus in a flurry and amid quite a bit of fanfare. Move-In Day, followed by Fall Welcome and convocation. Classes start shortly thereafter. Then, a weekend with nothing planned. First Bomber Weekend (FBW) is a collaborative program facilitated by professional staff in the offices across campus. Beginning in 2014 as an effort to provide programming to our newest students during the long Labor Day Weekend, it aims at familiarizing these students with each other, the campus community and the surrounding area. With the help of Ithaca College's STAT students, the program has grown each year in terms of offerings and participation. Learn how our programs help students make the transition to their new life at Ithaca College.
    Ithaca College Students Today Alumni Tomorrow

INTERNAL PROGRAMS

  • Refine Your New Member Selection Process
    We renovated our membership selections process using member feedback, external organization resources and focus group committees. Join us for an honest conversation about the power of eliminating systematic bias from an internal logistics standpoint and enforcing equity to a selective membership process. Discuss the timeline for revisions, implementation and the effects on our membership.
    Kansas State University Student Foundation
  • Peer Leadership: How to Lead as an Executive Board Member
    Join members of the Albertus Magnus College SAA's Executive Board as we share our best practices to gain respect from our membership through communication, encouragement and overall enthusiasm for our organization's mission. We'll share tips on how we lead our peers for maximum volunteer involvement and engagement.
    Albertus Magnus College Student Alumni Association

STUDENT ALUMNI PROGRAMMING

  • Using Social Media to Grow Awareness of Your Student Organization
    Separating your student alumni association from the rest of the pack is difficult on a busy campus. At Pitt, we try to use social media to make our organization stand out. Whether it's highlighting our members on Instagram to make them feel valued, Snapchat takeovers to promote our events, or Twitter contests with giveaways, we try to get out organization in front of as many eyes as possible, digitally.
    University of Pittsburgh Student Alumni Association

STUDENT FOUNDATIONS, FUNDRAISING/STUDENT PHILANTHROPY PROGRAMMING

  • Twilight Toast: A Senior Celebration of Philanthropy and Graduation
    This session explains the logistics and strategy behind the creation of Twilight Toast at the University of Delaware. This event caps off seniors' on-campus experience with a nostalgic event, hearkening back to their Twilight Induction Ceremony during their first weekend on campus. The goal of this event is to celebrate student donors, focus on UD traditions, and encourage seniors to stay engaged with the university after graduation.
    University of Delaware Student Engagement & Philanthropy

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

  • Comeback: Connecting Distinguished Alumni with the Campus Community
    This presentation focuses on the how-to behind the Illinois Comeback Program. Each fall, three to five distinguished alumni are invited back to campus during Homecoming Week. They are celebrated at a welcome breakfast at the President's House, the Student Leader Luncheon, the Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally, football game, and a pre-game reception. Comeback is a tradition, and is a program that can be implemented at any school. It celebrates alumni and their impact on a campus and its students. It is also an opportunity for campus and community members to intentionally and directly interact with alumni. Join us as we discuss the "why" behind the event, offer an action plan to achieve it, and discuss aspects of planning for a successful program.
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Student Alumni Ambassadors

ADVISERS & FEATURED SESSIONS

    • Keeping Engaged Student Volunteers: Encouraging Investment from Your Students
      Whether you have an established organization or you are just finding your swing with student leaders-you need to keep your volunteers engaged and excited to be part of the organization. This presentation covers the adviser's role in:
      • Creating unique internal events,
      • Having students feel ownership over their events and working through challenges together,
      • Having 1:1s with the board and general members plus week 10 dinners,
      • Teaching students the value of what they are learning and how they can apply this to their future professional careers and
      • Finding opportunities to engage them with leadership.
      Alyson Beckman and Christina Ruiz, UCLA Student Alumni Association

3:00-3:45
Elective Sessions 7

EXTERNAL PROGRAMS

      • Remix to Traditions: Old and New Perspectives
        WPI has a rich history of traditions that define the school and its history. The Student Alumni Society is responsible for upholding these events and keeping students engaged from year to year. Different events require different needs and metrics of innovation. From changing the theme year to year and hosting new activities, to changing the event as whole, traditions can change and mold to fit the students' interests and needs. Through collaboration, brainstorming and teamwork, traditions can be kept fresh, exciting and true to the past.
        Worcester Polytechnic Institute Student Alumni Society

INTERNAL PROGRAMS

      • Fulfilling Our Mission to Sow a Legacy
        As our organization continues to grow and develop, we strive to continue strengthening our ability to connect current OU students with alumni. Understand through our presentation how members of our Executive Committee promote our mission to sow a legacy through networking and student engagement across campus.
        University of Oklahoma Student Alumni Board
      • Elevate Your Training: A Mock Retreat in 30 Seconds
        Trinity University Student Ambassadors will show you how we train for success by hosting a condensed version of our annual training retreat, including a team-building activity, an etiquette lunch and even a uniform fashion show.
        Trinity University Student Ambassadors

STUDENT ALUMNI PROGRAMMING

      • Mock Career Fair: Successful Cross-Campus Partnerships
        The student alumni group at Purdue, Purdue Alumni Student Experience (PASE), has as part of its mission to provide networking and professional development programs for students. In 2014, the Mock Career Fair was built to help students prepare for career fairs. The event was planned and mock interviewers were recruited, but when the doors opened only two students stopped by. The team learned a lot from this experience, most importantly how crucial campus partnerships are to achieve a successful program. By engaging with campus departments and student organizations, the past three years have seen event attendance grow to more than 700 students. Come learn what steps were taken to recruit our partners and to build an even better career preparation program.
        Purdue Alumni Student Experience
      • Homecoming: A Bridge to the Bicentennial
        The UC Student Alumni Council's keystone program, Homecoming, serves as the kickoff to the university-wide, year-long celebration of UC turning 200 years old in 2019. Although SAC successfully executes Homecoming year after year, we believe there is always room for growth and new ideas. In this session, we will share our best tips for collaborating with university partners, for working with alumni volunteers, and for preparing to execute a once in a lifetime celebration.
        University of Cincinnati Student Alumni Council

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

      • How to Launch a Student Ambassador Program that Works
        The Student Alumni Leadership Council launched at the University of Maryland in 2017 with the goal of inspiring a sense of community between Terps across generations while instilling lifelong loyalty to our alma mater. Join us for a session to explore how we:
        • Created a strong foundation by researching internally and externally what already exists on campus and what works for similar ambassador programs nationwide.
        • Developed a strong brand on campus by establishing forward-facing, student-centered design and messaging,
        • Designed a programming calendar that is aligned with the mission, vision and goals of the organization and
        • Executed a strong selection process to best market SALC to current students.
        The goal of this session is to equip new and established programs alike with the tools to implement a student-alumni program that works.
        University of Maryland Student Alumni Leadership Council

ADVISERS & FEATURED SESSIONS

      • Best Practices for Engaging Alumni with Your Student Alumni Association
        A former president of a student alumni association at his alma mater, Stonehill College, has organized an SAA at a high school to teach students about the importance of staying engaged with your institution through philanthropic and special events. Review best practices for making your SAA come to life and engage alumni in the process.
        David Erwin, Chief Advancement Officer, Central Catholic High School

4:00-6:30
Explore Louisville

6:30-8:30
CASE ASAP Network Awards Banquet

8:30-10:30
CASE ASAP Dance Party

10:30
Conference Adjourns