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Be Involved

Are you looking for opportunities to become more involved with CALS?

There are many ways for alumni to give back to the College and show support. The CALS Alumni Involvement chart provides an overview of opportunities and a variety of commitment levels. Whether meeting with students, hiring graduates, or organizing an event, all contributions help to strengthen the College.

Ready to reconnect?

Now is the time to reconnect with friends, faculty, and the CALS community. Alumni can experience campus from a new perspective; share memories with spouses, children, and friends; recruit future Cornellians; or mentor a current student. The possibilities for involvement are endless.

Volunteer:

  • Connect with a local CALS Alumni Association Director or join a leadership team.
  • Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN): CAAAN is a network of over 9,000 alumni volunteers who assist the Cornell admissions community in recruiting superior undergraduate applicants. Members are involved in a variety of activities. The most common is contacting local candidates to answer questions, provide a positive perspective on the University, and accumulate additional information about the applicants.
  • Cvisors: This interactive platform allows alumni to volunteer their expertise to students and fellow alumni by offering career advice, resume critiques, mock interviews, and more. Go to Cvisors and click on “Give Advice” and sign in using your LinkedIn credential, or create an account.

Participate:

  • Attend Reunion: Alumni join their classmates in rediscovering all that CALS and Cornell has to offer.
  • Attend Homecoming: Return to campus to cheer on the Big Red and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage.
  • Attend an event: Those who cannot make it back to Ithaca can participate in one of these regional events.

Support:

  • Make a Gift: Contribute to the continuing success of CALS by making a gift to the CALS Annual Fund. Visit the Make a Gift page to discover more giving opportunities.
  • Business Partnerships: Alumni are often the key link in connecting businesses with Cornell. The Business Partnerships and Foundation Relations website provides information on how to schedule a corporate visit, connect a company with faculty and students, licensing and technology transfer, and other unique opportunities.

What’s happening on the Hill?

More information about how to be more involved with CALS can be obtained from Sharon Detzer at  sld4@cornell.edu or 607-255-1915.