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Put Your Bear Network to Work


When you graduate from the University of Northern Colorado, the community you knew as a student is the network you connect to as a professional. A network where every relationship creates an opportunity for you and UNC, no matter the direction your education and career take you next.

Isn't it about time that we put this network to work? We think so, that's why we're asking alumni from across the network to get involved in supporting student success.

Specific opportunities are listed below, or you can share a general interest and we'll get you connected into an opportunity.

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Currently Recruiting for

Career and Professional Development:
  • Mentors for Students & Alumni
  • Professional Industry Advice and Insight
  • Companies to Hire Fellow Bears
Bear Network Building:
  • Alumni Educator Outreach
  • Bear Biz Partnerships
  • Bear to Bear Admissions Outreach
  • Regional Alumni Ambassadors
  • UNC Event Volunteers

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Ways that Your Involvement Helps

Learn more about the programs and opportunities where alumni are building and putting the Bear Network to work to support UNC students and alumni.

Advance Career and Professional Development

Mentor a Student or Alum

Spend a semester connecting with a student or fellow alum, offering support and access to your network. Mentor recruitment happens throughout the year, and Mentor relationships are personally matched based on the requested interest of a student or fellow alum.

Share Professional and Industry Expertise

UNC offers alumni and industry experts opportunities to share their insight as guest career panelists, career program participants and classroom speakers. Career events are hosted throughout the academic year and volunteers are recruited to match program and event focus areas.

Hire a Fellow Bear

Bears Hire Bears! If you are looking to hire a student or alumni to join your organization as an intern or in a fulltime capacity, UNC offers several recruitment opportunities through the alumni office and the Center for Career Readiness.


Promote a Stronger Bear Network

Alumni Educators

K-12 Education is UNC's primary industry of employment among alumni. Alumni Educators receive free UNC-branded items for their classrooms and receive education program updates to share throughout the school year.

Bear Biz Partnerships

UNC is proud to partner with many businesses throughout Greeley and Northern Colorado, and collectively offer students and alumni a strong "college town" environment full of restaurants, coffee shops, stores and more.

Bear to Bear Admissions Outreach

Help UNC recruit the next generation of Bears. Every fall alumni volunteers are recruited to write welcome cards to newly admitted undergraduate students, helping admitted students feel welcome and connected to their university community.

Regional Alumni Ambassadors

Alumni live is cities throughout Colorado, around the U.S. and globally. Regional Alumni Ambassadors serve as a volunteer extension of UNC's alumni and community relations team, helping recently relocated students and alumni settle into a new city. Ambassadors also help promote UNC events and athletic competitions happening in their home town. They are the friendly Bear near you.

UNC Event Volunteer

UNC recruits volunteers for events throughout the academic year including hospitality hosts for home football tailgates and for a range of roles during Commencement weekend each semester.

Get Involved Today!

Let us know what you're interested in doing and UNC's alumni and community relations staff will match you up with an open or upcoming opportunity.

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