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Alumni Volunteer Opportunities: Lead. Engage. Inspire. Volunteer!

Alumni volunteerism separates a great University from one that is simply good. You can participate in a wide range of volunteer opportunities across the University; in fact, you may find more than one that interests you and matches your talents. This page describes the many opportunities available.

If you would like to volunteer or get more information, please complete the form below checking the boxes for those opportunities that interest you the most. Click "Submit" when completed. A staff member will follow up regarding your area(s) of interest.

Thank you for your willingness to get involved. Please contact Megan Borovicka in the Office of Alumni Engagement with any questions at or 607-777-6206.

Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science/Watson Career & Alumni Connections
Watson Alumni Speaker or Panelist for a Professional and/or Career Event
Visit campus or take part in a virtual session to connect with students. Give a tech talk about your career and share tips to break into the industry. Share your experience and provide insight how students can best position themselves for jobs in your industry.   more...  
Watson Capstone Design Competition or Hackathon Judge
Design projects involve an authentic, project-based activity that closely relates to the professional work in the engineering field. Hackathons similarly provide an environment for students to do collaborative computing.   more...  
Watson Company Recruitment Session Host
Whether you are across the country or around the globe, we can offer recruiting options for you to share employment opportunities with our talented engineer and computer science students.   more...  
Watson Continuing Education Course
Take a professional development course to enhance your technical and/or leadership skills at a discounted alumni rate.
Watson Industry Visit Host
For this program, you would host up to 30 students at your office for a 1-2 hour presentation/information session. It's an ideal way for the students to learn about your company and culture firsthand, and it provides a great networking opportunity.
Watson Reception/Event Volunteer
Volunteer to assist with checking in guests, setting up materials or escorting etc. for various Watson School events as need arises.
Watson Student Mentor
Can’t make it back to campus to meet with students? No problem! Sign up for our "Mentor Match" program to be available to one or more students throughout the year.


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