Give back to students, polish your skills, contribute to your career development or get demonstrable experience you can list on your resume; there are a variety of reasons to be involved with your University and a variety of ways to do so.
If there’s a way you’d like to be involved that isn’t listed below, contact the Alumni Relations Team with your suggestions.
CQUniversity graduates can sign up to the CQUni Career Connection Program as mentors to students, or as mentees to fellow alumni.
This program is a fantastic opportunity to give back to students by helping them prepare for their career. It’s also a great opportunity for mentors to practice your coaching, mentoring and leadership skills, and for mentees to learn industry insights and develop your personal networks in your field.
Signing up takes less than three minutes if you connect your LinkedIn profile, which automatically imports details including work and education history (or you can manually create your profile).
Once you have set up your profile, mentees can contact you through the system.
Consultations are conducted online through conference numbers, and messages are routed through the system meaning contact information is not shared between mentors and mentees (unless you choose to do so).
Sign up to the CQUni Career Connection Program today!
Be an international ambassador
International students face a range of hurdles preparing for and adjusting to study and life in Australia. As an international alumni ambassador, you can use your study experience to help to recruit students, help new students prepare for study in Australia, help returning graduates settle back into life in their home country and provide advice to graduates and staff moving to, or visiting, your country.
View the list of CQUniversity International Alumni Ambassadors or contact the Alumni Relations Team to nominate yourself as an international ambassador.
By sharing your story you are inspiring students, and helping them get the most out of their study journey. There are a variety of ways you can share your journey to inspire students.
Give your advice to students
If you could go back in time and give your student self some advice, what would it be? We can’t send you back in time, but we can pass your advice on to current students. Complete our alumni advice form and we’ll share your advice on social media, our CQUni Life Blog and may even use it in our student advice brochure.
Create an alumni profile
Alumni profiles show our students that their aspirations are achievable - and seeing is believing! Add your profile to Our Alumni collection of profiles. You can provide a profile which showcases your path after finishing your study, to inspire and inform students and fellow alumni about where a similar qualification could take them. As an added bonus, this will be visible in online searches of you – a great way to boost your online presence in a professional manner.
Provide a testimonial
Testimonials from graduated students are a powerful tool to help students understand the benefits and challenges of CQUni courses and modes of study. Alumni testimonials help students by providing insight into why you decided to attend CQUniversity and what you experienced during your studies. Share your story to inspire students and encourage them to consider tertiary education.
A variety of speaking opportunities are available including University orientation events, aspiration development in school students, Graduation ceremonies, and campus celebrations and activities – and we have both in-person and virtual opportunities. Contact the Alumni Relations Team to nominate yourself as a guest speaker.
We encourage you to join or start an alumni network to make new contacts and reconnect with friends based on geographical location, common interest or subject, discipline or professional pursuit. A number of networks currently exist – find out more on our Networks page.
CQUniversity hosts an array of events across the globe to update you about the University, connect you with old classmates and friends and to thank you for your continued connection and support. Ensure your contact details are up-to-date so you hear about events in your area. Visit our Events and Reunions page for more information.