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Events & Programs


Loyola alumni career and professional development programs are designed to help you: Network with your Loyola peers and employers, attain professional resources, learn and refresh essential career skills, and learn about current issues impacting our society.

Alumni Entrepreneurial Roundtable
If you are a current business owner or you are looking to start your own business, join us every other month in the Loyola room at 1871 (Merchandise Mart) for information, resources, and motivation from seasoned alumni entrepreneurs and Loyola faculty  or, if you are already an entrepreneur, attend to share knowledge and resources with others. The program is designed to assist, motivate, connect, and empower Loyola alumni entrepreneurs in a small-group roundtable with guided discussion and open-ended Q&A.
Program is open to entrepreneurs from all industries.
Frequency: 6x annually

Alumni Job Club
Alumni challenged by a prolonged period of unemployment or under-employment may qualify for a free Alumni Job Club. This lunch time meeting group is a 6-week curriculum within a small group of peers, led by a professional career adviser to help identify success strategies that are designed to change the job search outcomes of the alumni. This club runs multiple times each year and is hosted by Loyola’s Career Development Center.
Contact LUC-alum@luc.edu to learn more and to join.
Frequency: Multiple times annually

Alumni Networking Night

Meet fellow alumni across all industries for this signature networking event to build your network, practice your elevator pitch, learn about issues and trends impacting society from a fellow alumnus/a, and take a professional head shot for your LinkedIn profile or other professional needs. This event is popular with alumni of all ages who are looking for a Thursday night “happy hour” to see old friends, make new friends, and hear what Loyola students are up to all while walking away with new knowledge, resources, and motivation.
If you are interested in speaking at the Alumni Networking Night or would like to nominate a fellow alumnus/a to speak, e-mail LUC-alum@luc.edu.
Please note that this event is open to all Loyola community members (alumni, friends, donors, employers, faculty, and staff). If you are currently a Loyola student, and you are interested in attending the Alumni Networking Night, please e-mail LUC-alum@luc.edu
Frequency: 2x annually

Career Fairs & Conferences
In partnership with external organizers such as the Career Development Center, Recruit Chicago, Hire Chicago, Recruit Military, and Uncubed, these events are designed to assist you in your job search. All are free or discounted for Loyola alumni and students. Please visit Partner Resources to learn more.
Frequency: Multiple times annually

Career Site Visit
The site visit provides an opportunity for a small group of alumni to learn about careers within a particular organization, company culture, industry trends, and hiring process from an insider perspective. During the 2-3 hour program, participants will hear from employees (including Loyola alumni who work at the organization), tour the facilities, ask questions, and continue making connections over lunch.
The program is open to all alumni who have serious interest in learning more about the employer and industry and/or have serious interest in applying for a job at the organization.
If you and your employer are interested in hosting a “Career Site Visit”, e-mail LUC-alum@luc.edu
Frequency: 2x annually

Career Women
Professional development programming designed to meet the needs of today’s professional women.
Frequency: Varies annually

GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Networking Night
Hosted by Alumni Relations and the GOLD Board, this program focuses on professional development issues faced by Loyola’s younger generation of alumni. A panel of alumni address questions posed by a moderator focusing on topics such as graduate school, moving to a new city, and essential skills for today's CEO. This event is open to alumni who have received an undergraduate degree from Loyola within 10 years of the event date.
If you are interested in serving on a career panel for young alumni, e-mail LUC-alum@luc.edu
Frequency: 2x annually

Loyola @ Work
Dredge going to an event after work on a cold winter evening? No need to worry anymore, because we are coming to you! Hosted January-March of each year at your work site, this event is designed to help you meet your colleagues who are also Loyola alumni, hear what Loyola and our students are up to, and learn more about the partnership between your employer and Loyola.
If you and your employer are interested in hosting a “Loyola @ Work”, e-mail LUC-alum@luc.edu
Frequency: Varies annually

Loyola Toastmasters Club
If you are looking to improve your public speaking skills, communication, or leadership skills in a supportive, safe, and fun environment, join the Loyola Toastmasters Club!
Loyola Alumni Relations has arranged a $10 subsidy of the membership fee for Loyola alumni only. The regular Toastmaster's fee is $45 for 6 months with a one-time initiation fee of $20 for materials.
Meetings take place once a week.
Visit Loyola Toastmasters Club to see upcoming meeting schedule, to request a free session, and to learn more about Toastmasters. 
 The club is open to all in the Loyola community.

Veteran Alumni

If you are interested in learning more about the Veteran Alumni Affinity Group, please e-mail LUC-alum@luc.edu
Frequency: 2x annually

Open to alumni around the globe, webinars focus on common career issues we all need a little refresher on. Past topics include: Personal branding, negotiation, and transitioning from a 9-5 to Entrepreneurship, and LinkedIn.
If you are interested in leading a career webinar, please e-mail LUC-alum@luc.edu
Frequency: 6x annually

Work one-on-one with a career advisor to perfect your resume, interviewing, and negotiation skills. These workshops are designed to provide in-depth and personalized feedback that you would normally receive as a student at Loyola. We work with advisors from Loyola’s Career Development Center, the Career Transitions Center of Chicago, and our own Loyola alumni who volunteer to serve as advisors for these events.
If you are interested in serving as an advisor to revise resumes, conduct mock interviews and negotiations, please e-mail LUC-alum@luc.edu
Frequency: 2x annually

Next Steps
For a list of all upcoming events, visit our Events Calendar.
If you reside in the Chicago area and currently do not receive invitations to career events but would like to, please e-mail LUC-alum@luc.edu
Webinars are open to all alumni around the world so please e-mail us if you'd like to receive invitations to webinars.


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