There are many ways to stay connected to St. Mary’s University. Explore the opportunities below and complete a volunteer form if you’re interested in getting involved.

  • Rattler Athletics


    Rattler Athletics is seeking alumni to play a role in preparing our student-athletes for life after sports. Below are a couple of ways you can support our student-athletes.

    Rattler Athletics is always looking for guest speakers to speak to our student athletes about your personal experience at St. Mary’s and how that experience assisted you in your position today. These discussions have a huge impact on our student-athletes as we help them prepare for life after sports.

    The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at St. Mary’s plans a number of service projects throughout the year with Morgan’s Wonderland and Special Olympics. Connect with student-athletes by volunteering with one of our service projects and display the leadership we seek from our future alumni.

    Get involved with athletics
  • Office of Admission


    Encourage potential Rattlers to choose St. Mary’s as their new home. Learn more about how you can help recruit students.

    Want to help recruit students to St. Mary’s? We are looking for alumni from across the country who will represent St. Mary’s at various college fairs. This fall, most college fairs will be virtual so participation can take place from the comfort of your own home.

    Help us “seal the deal” by calling highly competitive admitted students. Oftentimes speaking to alumni about their personal experience at St. Mary’s could be the deciding factor for many undecided students.

    We are looking for alumni who would like to connect with prospective students from their regional area and share their personal experience and showcase all the wonderful things St. Mary’s has to offer.

    Get involved with admission
  • School of Science, Engineering and Technology


    The School of Science, Engineering and Technology offers a number of volunteer opportunities for alumni who wish to support our STEM students. Here are a few ways you can get involved.

    We are always looking for alumni guest speakers who can talk to our students and faculty about careers in STEM including how they got to where they are today, where they see their particular field going, and what students need to do today to be successful in the future.

    Review a resume, offer career advice or simply meet with a student via Zoom or for coffee to connect with a St. Mary’s student. Mentoring a student is a great way to prepare our graduates for the next stage of their life. We ask mentors be in contact with their student at least once a semester.

    Be a champion for internship opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students by connecting us with the appropriate person who can help our students with information regarding internships. You can also help us identify and connect with any project opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students for their capstone courses and thesis projects.

    Get involved with SET
  • Greehey School of Business


    The Greehey School of Business offers a number of volunteer opportunities for alumni who wish to support our business students. Here are a few ways you can get involved.

    Volunteers will be connected to a small group of students for a one-time, one-hour virtual session. Students will be selected based on their major and industry/career interests and matched to align with the volunteer’s expertise. Students will submit a resume and questions prior to the mentoring session. If a volunteer wants to extend follow-up sessions with the students, that can be discussed at the end of the session. Mentoring sessions will be scheduled throughout the school year.

    This opportunity brings the business world into the classroom using a thematic approach. The theme for this guest speaker series is How to Market Yourself in a Tight Job Market. The impact when you share your specific knowledge about the theme will provide students with specific skills to develop their professionalism. The focus is for students to receive tangible knowledge that they can put into action for their career aspirations. Guest speakers will be matched to courses that align with the speaker’s industry and career experience.

    There is much that can be learned in a collaborative environment when business partners volunteer to engage faculty members in onsite work arrangements. Faculty can provide consulting and the sponsoring organization can offer real-time knowledge and research opportunities for the faculty member. Faculty members can bring their new learning back into the classroom to provide students with the most current industry understanding. Externship opportunities could occur over a minimum of two weeks up to a maximum of eight weeks depending on the reciprocal needs of both parties. Funding support could also be included to support travel and housing for the faculty member, if needed. The collaboration could result in academic and industry publications resulting in visibility for both.

    Get involved with GSB
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


    There are several ways you can volunteer your time with the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. If humanities is where your interests lie, take a look at our volunteer opportunities.

    We are always looking for alumni guest speakers who can talk to our students and faculty about careers including how they got to where they are today, where they see their particular field going, and what students need to do today to be successful in the future.

    Volunteers will be connected to a small group of students for a one-time, one-hour virtual session. Students will be selected based on their major and industry/career interests and matched to align with the volunteer’s expertise. Students will submit a resume and questions prior to the mentoring session. If a volunteer wants to extend follow-up sessions with the students, that can be discussed at the end of the session. Mentoring sessions will be scheduled throughout the school year.

    Be a champion for internship opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students by connecting us with the appropriate person who can help our students with information regarding internships.

    Get involved with CAHSS
  • STRIVE Career Center


    The STRIVE Career Center has rolled out a couple of initiatives to ensure our students receive enriching experiences year-round. You can play a role in transforming our students into the strong leaders and professionals for which St. Mary’s is known.

    Alumni volunteers can serve as an online career coach by responding to students’ career-related questions via email. Questions will include resume writing, interview advice, tips for career success after St. Mary’s and more.

    Alumni volunteers can serve as guest presenters to share their experience regarding a variety of career topics. We are seeking alumni that can share their career journey, offer tips for success after St. Mary’s, and discuss how their degrees and/or majors impacted their career path.

    Get involved with STRIVE
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