Ways to Get Involved

Got Time?  Make it TerpTime.

The average human lives 28,835 days.  Of those days, 23,360 will be spent working, doing household chores, sleeping and eating.  You're a Smith alum, do the math - that means you have 2,740 days left and not all of it can be used updating your Facebook status, tweeting, blogging or texting your friends.  Terps, we have an awesome idea for you... use some of that time engage with Smith; inspire our students; and influence the world.  Volunteer your time and talent as a Smith Alum.

If any of the volunteer opportunities below interest you, let us know by completing this form or contacting Danielle Krizan at dkrizan@rhsmith.umd.edu or 301.405.4095.

Alumni Profile

Your Time: One hour
Your Talent: Don't miss your opportunity to share with the world, well the Smith world, how amazing your job is and the cool stuff you do.  We want to hear and share your success with the rest of the Smith community.  So tell us your story, and we'll make sure all of Smith knows about it.  We'll post it on the alumni website with links to social media sites too.  Your name will be up in lights - Smith lights that is.

Alumni Advisor

Your Time: One to four hours per semester
Your Talent: Everyone needs help navigating their road to career success.  Our students are eager to learn from you.  Be available via email or phone to help our students: share your experiences, how you moved from your parents' home into your own place, and how you plotted the steps in your career path.

Summer Programs/Trips Abroad

Your Time: Two to four hours (coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner)
Your Talent: Smith alumni are worldwide adn so are the students.  Take this opportunity to meet students during their travel, either touring your workplace or joining the Smith delegation for dinner.

Alumni Event Participant

Your Time: Two to four hours per semester
Your Talent: Come back to College Park, see how much has changed (and how much has stayed the same) for undergraduate and graduate student events, chat with students and share your experiences.

Class/Panel Speaker

Your Time: One to four hours per semester
Your Talent: Share your experiences working in a specific industry and how you manage to work hard and play even harder.

Alumni Career Host

Your Time: Half or full day per semester
Your Talent: Host a group of students (up to 25 or 30) in your office to let them see a day in the life and hear about career opportunities in a specific company or industry.

Case Competition Judge

Your Time: Half or full day per semester
Your Talent: Come back and put the students through their paces while they compete for money, prizes or just bragging rights while reviewing real-life business cases.

Recruiting/Mock Interviews

Your Time: Half day per semester
Your Talent: Assist the Office of Career Services in preparing students for the business world.  Ask them the tough questions you were asked and get them ready for their big interviews!

LEAD Alumni

Your Time: Half or full day per summer term 
Your Talent: Leadership, Education, and Development (LEAD) Program needs alumni to introduce principles and skills needed for careers in business.

Event Host Committee

Your Time: Three months prior to event, participate in conference calls and meetings (five to six)
Your Talent: Utilize your love of networking and your party planning skills to assist the Office of Alumni Relations with ideas for hosting and promoting cool new events for alumni.

SmithSMART Mentor Program

Your Time: Five to 10 hours per month
Your Talent: Smith students and alumni work as a trifecta in the spirit of "Terps Helping Terps".
SmithSMART Advisor: Has at least three years work experience post graduation
SmithSMART Lead: Has at least 10 years work experience post graduation

Alumni Club Leader (New York & Baltimore)

Your Time: Five to 10 hours per month
Your Talent: Work with amazing alumni in your region to make the regional club the best club for Smith alumni by planning/hosting events and programming opportunities.

Alumni Chapter Board Member

Your Time: 10 to 20 hours per month
Your Talent: Become a leader within the Smith alumni community by partnering with the Office of Alumni Relations and other dedicated alumni to advise and create alumni engagement programs.


For more information, contact Danielle Krizan, assistant director of alumni relations, at dkrizan@rhsmith.umd.edu.