Alumni Connections

Alumni Groups and Clubs – When Rutgers alumni come together for a common purpose or interest the opportunities are endless. Alumni groups are officially chartered organizations run by dedicated alumni volunteers in affiliation with the Rutgers University Alumni Association. There is an array of volunteer opportunities from leadership to attending and event and everything in between.  Visit the full listing of groups to find out more https://alumni.rutgers.edu/get-involved/clubs-and-groups/

Alumni Senator of the Rutgers University Senate is the only advisory and legislative body that represents the entire community of faculty, students, staff, administrators and alumni to the Rutgers’ president and boards. The University Senate sets the university calendar, regulates the relationships between the various disciplines, and advises the president and the Board of Governors on virtually every major academic and policy question affecting the Rutgers community.

Speaker for student and alumni programs.  Be sure to fill out the Volunteer Interest Form and indicate interest in offering your professional experts to students and/or alumni.

Alumni – Student Connections

Alumni-Industry Scholars Program
Envisioned and funded with alumni support, this program gives Rutgers engineering students the opportunity of an enhanced education combining academics, professional networking, career coaching, and financial support.

Alumni Scarlet Knights (ASK) is a network of passionate alumni who represent Rutgers at college fairs and recruit top students from outside New Jersey.

Career Connect is an online platform for sharing your academic and professional experiences, tips, and guidance with Rutgers alumni and students.

Career Exploration Night is a roundtable discussion where alumni share details about “a day in the life” in their career field with students.

Douglass Externship Experience
Host a student from Douglass Residential College at your workplace! As a site mentor, you can be the first step in helping a Douglass student prepare for the career of their dreams. Site mentors introduce students to the industry and may assign them small projects to complete.

Jewish Mentoring Initiative
The Jewish Mentoring Initiative at Rutgers pairs RU students with experts in their intended field of work. These Jewish professionals of New Jersey will act as mentors to guide students to success in the professional world. During the course of the semester, the group will meet as a whole three times for food, fun activities, and advice on the world after college. For additional information, please contact JMIRutgers@gmail.com.

Masters in Business and Science (MBS) Externship Exchange Program
This program is a valuable resource for companies and provides students with experiential learning opportunities and is held every semester.

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Mentoring Program
Help someone’s career take off in just 2-hours each month!

Road to Industry Programs (RTIP)
A high-impact mentoring program designed to connect students to alumni industry experts.

Road to Silicon V/Alley Program (RSVP)
The Road to Silicon V/Alley Program (RSVP) paves the way for students to become leaders in innovation (intrapreneurship) and entrepreneurship in a digital age. Rutgers Business School is working with university partners to be at the forefront of enhancing the educational opportunities for students across Rutgers University.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni Mentorship
Join our database that matches alumni with current students to participate in opportunities such as shadowing, researching, and speaking at lectures.

RU–Newark Career Development Center
Contact the Center to learn how you can mentor students at Rutgers University-Newark.

Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick Mentoring Programs
These three programs are designed to help business students reach their leadership potential.

Rutgers I-Corps™ Site
This NSF-funded program is open to all faculty, staff, students and recent alumni who have innovations they want to commercialize. Mentors with industry or entrepreneurship experience are encouraged to participate.

Rutgers Law School Mentoring Program
Help Rutgers Law School students in Newark or Camden prepare for their careers.

Rutgers SAS Educational Opportunity Fund
The SAS EOF Mentoring Program provides scholars an opportunity to participate in a one-on-one relationship with a caring graduate of the EOF program for a time period mutually upon by both.

Rutgers School of Arts & Sciences Honors Program Summer Shadow Program
Apply to be a mentor in the SAS Honors Summer Shadow Experience. This is a one-day job shadowing experience that gives Honors Alumni an opportunity to mentor a current Honors student and help them to preview a potential career at your place of work.

Rutgers University Honors College Mentorship Community
From externships to speaking engagements, connect with students of Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s prestigious Honors College.

WINGS Mentoring Program
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Women’s Leadership and the Center for Women and Work, Women Investing in and Guiding Students (WINGS) is designed to link selected undergraduate Rutgers women with successful professionals.

Community Service

Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) is a university-wide initiative working to address the issues of hunger across the state of New Jersey. By bringing together the resources of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, RAH works to increase awareness of hunger, encourage advocacy and service to tackle hunger, stimulate research to assist those in need, and provide immediate relief through food drives and other events.

New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Whether you are interested in youth development, horticulture, urban forestry, environmental protection, green infrastructure, marine ecology, food and nutrition, or food preservation, there is an opportunity for you.

Rutgers Student Food Pantry
Run A Drive or Be an Ambassador to help students that are food insecure.

Rutgers Gardens
Become a tour docent, an office assistant, a garden steward, and more.

The Big Chill 5K
The Rutgers Big Chill 5k is a charitable event that has served the Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ community since 2003. The annual event takes place in December.

Rutgers Environmental Stewards
Do you care about the environment? Train to become an environmental steward and help make a difference in environmental issues affecting New Jersey, and work to solve local, and community problems.

Scarlet Paws Animal Rescue Network
The Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network welcomes volunteers to help in their mission of caring for cats and kittens found on the New Brunswick campus.

Rutgers Office of the New Jersey State Climatologists
Sign up to be a weather observer and measure precipitation across the nation.

VPVA Advocate
The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) in the Division of Student Affairs at Rutgers – New Brunswick recruits members of the Rutgers community to serve as Confidential Crisis Response Advocates. After completing the required training, volunteers will provide services and support to victims and survivors of domestic/dating and sexual violence.

Zimmerli Art Museum
Become a docent, assist with planning membership events, or assist with administrative duties.

Digital Opportunities

Career Connect is an online platform for sharing your academic and professional experiences, tips, and guidance with Rutgers alumni and students.

Board leadership seeks applications for diverse and enthusiastic individuals who would enhance the dynamics of the board by bringing knowledge and experience in one or more of the following categories—leadership, governance, program development, higher education, digital engagement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)—and other areas that would help the Rutgers University Alumni Association board further its mission.

R Scarlet Knight Network helps our student-athletes navigate life after sports?

Consider joining our online mentor platform, R Scarlet Knight Network. For more information, contact letterwinners@scarletknights.com

Career Connect is an online platform for sharing your academic and professional experiences, tips, and guidance with Rutgers alumni and students.

Speaker for student and alumni virtual programs.  Be sure to fill out the Volunteer Interest Form and indicate interest in offering your professional experts to students and/or alumni.

Team Up for Bigger Impact.  Small gifts add up to big numbers! Host or participate a crowdfunding project to accomplish specific goals for student programs, athletic teams, academic departments, and more.

One Day Opportunities

Lend a hand as a greeter at signature events on campus at programs like student open houses, admitted student day, welcome week and more.

Commencement ceremonies and receptions will take place for Newark, New Brunswick, Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences in mid-May. Volunteers will help these momentous events run smoothly and welcome the newest alumni to the family.

Homecoming occurs September to October and events range from family-friendly tailgates to fall festivals in Newark, New Brunswick, and Camden. Before cheering on the team, take some time to make this a truly special trip home for fellow alumni.

Rutgers Day offers something for everyone, with live performances, exhibits, plenty of kids’ activities, demonstrations, and so much more to see and do… and it’s all free. Assist the office of Alumni Engagement to great guests at our signature booths around campus.

Speaker for student and alumni virtual programs.  Be sure to fill out the Volunteer Interest Form and indicate interest in offering your professional experts to students and/or alumni.

Event Ambassadors

Lend a hand as a greeter at signature events on campus at programs like student open houses, admitted student day, welcome week and more.  Be sure to check off Event and Program Ambassadors on the Volunteer Interest Form, so we may keep you updated on upcoming opportunities.

Commencement ceremonies and receptions will take place for Newark, New Brunswick, Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences in mid-May. Volunteers will help these momentous events run smoothly and welcome the newest alumni to the family.

Homecoming occurs September to October and events range from family-friendly tailgates to fall festivals in Newark, New Brunswick, and Camden. Before cheering on the team, take some time to make this a truly special trip home for fellow alumni.

Rutgers Day offers something for everyone, with live performances, exhibits, plenty of kids’ activities, demonstrations, and so much more to see and do… and it’s all free. Assist the office of Alumni Engagement to great guests at our signature booths around campus.