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Stamps School of Art & Design

Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

The Stamps School is grateful to the many alums who contribute their time and expertise in helping to shape the future of young creatives.

We are committed to providing meaningful, rewarding, and fun opportunities for you to connect with current students and with your alma mater. From portfolio reviews to networking mixers, in-person events and virtual programs, there are many ways you can share your time and expertise in preparing the next generation of artists and designers for an incredible journey at Stamps.

Please let us know more about your interest in volunteering so we can find the perfect match for you.

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Career Bootcamp

Career Bootcamp provides students with opportunities to learn the ins and outs of networking, interview skills, freelancing, and more! Volunteers will have opportunities to co-facilitate workshops, participate in panel discussions, and network with current students.

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From Here to There

From Here to There is a series of recorded interviews where alums discuss topics like getting their first job, moving across the country, and navigating the creative field after graduation. If you would like to share your story or advice with current students, consider signing up for this virtual volunteer opportunity.

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Immersion Excursions

Immersion Excursions provide opportunities for students to meet with alums in the creative field and learn about the culture and climate of various companies and organizations. If you are interested in supporting the professional development of current Stamps students, consider hosting an Immersion Excursion at your organization. 

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Lunch and Learn

Is your organization interested in recruiting current Stamps students for employment or internship opportunities? Consider participating in a one-hour Lunch and Learn presentation on campus.

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Networking Mixers

Networking mixers, held virtually and in-person, provide opportunities to connect both with current students and fellow alums. Whether the agenda is based on a current topic in the creative field or a more casual meet-and-greet, students always look forward to meeting alums, asking questions, and making connections.

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Portfolio Expo

Are you interested in helping current students improve their portfolios and explore professional opportunities in the creative field? Join us to provide expert feedback on students’ work, offer advice on how materials are presented, and recruit some of the most creative young talents anywhere for your organization.

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Portfolio Prep and Presentation Workshops

Portfolio Prep and Presentation Workshops provide students with an opportunity to receive feedback on the structure and presentation of their portfolios. Volunteers will meet with students for 15-minute presentations and provide advice on what makes a portfolio most effective when submitting for internship or job opportunities.

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Portfolio Reviews

Participating in an individual portfolio review provides students with the opportunity to receive expert one-on-one feedback about their work. Volunteers will meet with students in a virtual setting to review their web portfolio and provide advice on the preparation and presentation of work.

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Regional Events

Regional events are a great way for alums to connect with each other anywhere in the country. If you live outside of Michigan and are interested in networking with other Stamps alums, consider organizing or hosting a regional event in your city.

Questions? Please contact Development and Alumni Relations at stampsalumni@​umich.​edu.

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