Sanford alumni serve in a variety of ways.
You are invited to volunteer in critical roles that will contribute to the growth, leadership and future of our program and the world.
Help recruit the next generation of leaders as an admissions volunteer by attending college fairs, interviewing prospective students, or referring students to apply for admission to one of Sanford’s great programs.
Sanford Alumni Task Force Member
Work strategically with the Director of Alumni Engagement and other key Sanford alumni stakeholders to advise and develop the most effective and valuable alumni experience for our 7,000+ Sanford alumni.
Alumni Career Resource
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We look forward to meeting alumni either in person on campus or at regional events. Find out when events are held by subscribing to the Sanford Memo, the e-newsletter for alumni. This photo is from a Women in Policy alumnae mixer.
Speak with students about your career path either locally or on campus, participate on a career panel, or attend special regional and on-campus networking events.
Alumni Career Developer
Sponsor a student for an internship or hire a graduate at your company. Please note that the substance of the project must address a public policy issue to qualify as a public policy internship.
Duke Reader MPP Project Volunteer
Sanford MPP Project students need a pool of experienced alumni who are willing to spend a few hours over the course of a semester helping Sanford students develop their writing skills. Volunteers offer MPP students the opportunity to get feedback on their writing from an experienced Duke alum who has the background and expertise to serve as an authentic member of the target audience for the writing. Interested in being a reader? Find out more here.
Share your expertise and experience with Sanford undergraduate and graduate students on campus or virtually by participating in our alumni guest lecturing programs and workshops.
Regional Alumni Ambassador
Coordinate special programming in your region to help foster a strong and influential network of Sanford alumni in your local community. Sanford is currently seeking regional alumni ambassadors in New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA and Raleigh-Durham, NC.
Plan activities to reconnect and engage Sanford alumni celebrating a reunion. Reunion programs can be during Duke Reunion Weekend or a separate weekend of your choice. You can even host a reunion in your own region. Just let us know, and we will help you coordinate a meaningful reunion event!
Provide support and advice to current Sanford students on their professional and personal endeavors.
To volunteer or learn more about engagement opportunities, contact our Director of Alumni Engagement, Durice Galloway.