As the summer season approaches, take some time to reach out to alumni! Beyond getting to know your fellow Wahoos, reaching out to alumni can be beneficial for a multitude of reasons as you progress through your career journey.

Take this chance to grow your professional network, and get your questions answered about what major to choose, work-life balance, academia vs. industry, applying for grad/professional school, and many more career topics. Learn how to leverage the Virginia Alumni Mentoring (VAM) network with this quick 5-minute video which will walk you through the first steps of reaching out to alumni on VAM. 

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To learn more about how you can make the best use of VAM, check out this article from the UVA Career Center and this student-authored article on 5 reasons VAM might be useful to you. To learn more about networking in general, find outreach templates, resources to build your elevator pitch, and more here!